COPS are hunting for a knife-wielding robber who left a young shop worker terrified after a raid on a bookies.

The robber made off with a three-figure sum of money following the raid on the Betfred Bookmakers in the Antonine Centre in Cumbernauld's Tryst Road on Sunday at around 9am. 

Police said the robber entered the bookmakers and threatened a member of staff with a knife and demanded money.

The male staff member, 23, was uninjured but has been left badly shaken by the incident.

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The suspect then made off with a three-figure sum of money in the direction of Carbrain.

He is described as white, around 6 ft tall, with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black trainers and a camouflage baseball cap.

Detectives investigating the robbery are continuing to review CCTV footage for any additional information on the suspect.

Detective Constable Stuart Greenhorn said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch with us.

"Perhaps you noticed the man waiting outside the bookmakers or saw him run off after threatening staff.

"If you have any information or knowledge regarding this crime or the suspect, please contact us. Your information could help lead us to the man responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Cumbernauld Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1556 of Sunday 11 August 2019.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.