HUNDREDS of pounds were pinched from a Lanarkshire shop by a callous crook on Saturday. 

Staff have been left "shaken" after a man pounced on Uddingston's Main Street at around 5.40pm.

He entered the town's McColl's shop before threatening workers and making-off with a three-figure sum of cash. 

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The man is described as being around 6ft tall and of medium build. He had no weapon during the raid. 

He was wearing a black beanie hat, a face mask, a puffy black jacket and blue jeans. He spoke with a local accent.

He was last seen heading north on Main Street. 

Detective constable Andrew Fearnside, of Lanarkshire CID, said: "Nobody was injured in this incident but the staff involved were shaken by their experience.

"Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident and we would urge anyone with information to get in touch, especially anyone who may have been in the shop at the time of the robbery.

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"We would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in Uddingston town centre around that time on Saturday and saw anything suspicious.

"We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage or private CCTV." 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.