DETECTIVES are hunting a man who tried to rob two Clydebank shop workers as they travelled home from work on Christmas Eve.

The two employees of Scotmid, in Riddell Street, escaped unhurt from the terrifying incident late on Sunday, December 24.

Police said that around 10pm, the women, aged 26 and 31, finished their shift and made their way to a blue Ford Focus parked in front of the store.

Just before they drove off, a man in dark clothing, who they didn’t know, got into the back of the car and threatened them, demanding they hand over money and other personal belongings.

The women refused and told the man to get out of the car before escaping in an unknown direction.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Gillies from Clydebank CID said: “Thankfully the women were not harmed during the incident and officers are currently examining CCTV and conducting door to door enquiries in order to trace the suspect.

“We believe he may have been lurking around outside the store prior to the incident taking place and I would appeal to anyone who noticed a man acting suspiciously to please get in touch.”

Contact Clydebank CID on 101 with information, quoting incident number 3654 of Sunday, December 24.