Manhunt for armed robber who looted Greenock C-store, threatened worker with knife

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Scottish police have launched a manhunt for an armed robber who threatened a teenage convenience store worker with a knife as he made off with a four-figure sum of cash.

According to local reports, the thief walked into the USave convenience store on Lynedoch Street in Greenock at around 7.30am on Friday (3) and brandished a blade at the 19-year-old. He then bolted from the scene with over £1,000 in cash and has not been traced.

Officers in Inverclyde investigating the incident say the suspect is white, between 5ft6ins and 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build and somewhere between his late 20s and early 40s in age. He was wearing white trainers, a black jacket with the hood up and a white Covid-type face mask.

Members of the public who may have been in the area at the time are being asked to get in touch with police as soon as possible if they have any information that could help to identify the man responsible.

Detective Sergeant Martin Clark, of Greenock CID, said: “Officers are checking CCTV and carrying out local enquiries but are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the description of the man or who has any information that may assist the investigation.

“We believe the suspect was in the area of Lynedoch Street, Bank Street, Regent Street and Lyle Street prior to the incident, and so we are appealing for anyone who was in the area, for example, delivery drivers, between 7am and 7.30am to get in touch.”