A MANHUNT is underway after a man was threatened with a knife and robbed in Paisley. 

At around 7.45 am on Thursday, May 9, a 44-year-old man was walking through Ferguslie Gardens when he was approached by a man walking a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier. 

The suspect threatened the man with a knife and demanded money before making off in the direction of Ferguslie with a two-figure sum. 

The victim was left badly shaken by the incident and police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

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.

"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 May 9.

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

The suspect is described as white and around 45 years old with a heavy build and short black hair. 

He had 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 and the word 'King' written on it. 

He was also wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.