Horror knife attack and robbery in Scots park leaves victim terrified

A man has been left terrified after a horror knife attack and robbery in a Scots park.

The 44-year-old man was walking through Ferguslie Gardens in Paisley on Thursday, May 9, at around 7.15am when he was approached by a stranger who threatened and robbed him.

During the incident the victim was reportedly threatened with a knife and forced to hand over money before the suspect made off in the direction of Ferguslie with a two-figure sum.

The suspect is described as white, around 45 years of age and of heavy build with short, black hair.

He is said to have a large scar on the top of his head and was wearing a white t-shirt with a picture of a red and gold crown with the word ‘King’ written on it.

He was also wearing blue jeans and black trainers. He was also walking a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog at the time.

Detective Constable Fraser Williams said: “Luckily the victim was uninjured, however he was badly shaken and we are working to trace the suspect as soon as possible.

“If you were in the Ferguslie Gardens area around the time of the robbery on Thursday morning please contact us."

He added: "If you recognise the description of the man responsible or have any information that may assist our investigation please phone 101 quoting reference number 1482 of 9 May.

"Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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