Police in Barrhead have stepped up their hunt for two men who subjected a young shop worker to a terrifying robbery ordeal.

The hold-up took place at a Premier Store branch in the town’s Cross Arthurlie Street on Sunday morning.

The two raiders confronted a 25-year-old shop assistant as he worked behind the counter.

It is understood he was threatened with a knife before the crooks swiped various items from the shelves and then fled the scene.

Police have described both suspects as white, in their early 30s and around 5ft 10ins tall.

At the time, one was wearing a blue jacket with a white zip, black Under Armour trousers and grey Air Max trainers.

The second crook was wearing a blue jumper with a black hood, black Adidas jogging bottoms with white stripes down both legs and black Nike trainers.

Police have not released details of what was taken during the raid but have issued an appeal for witnesses as their investigation continues.

Cross Arthurlie Street is one of Barrhead’s busiest thoroughfares and officers are keen to hear from anyone who was passing by at or around the time the robbery took place.

They also hope that CCTV footage covering the street or dashcam images taken by motorists who were in the area at the time could provide vital evidence.

Constable Kirstie Black said: “This has been a terrifying ordeal for the man involved.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has any information or any dashcam footage from the area at the time.”

No-one at the Premier Store was willing to talk about the incident when contacted by the Barrhead News this week.

Anyone who has information that can help the police with their investigation is asked to call officers on 101. Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.