A WORKER at a Renfrewshire petrol station suffered a terrifying ordeal at the hands of armed robbers this morning.

Police are appealing for information after two men entered the BP garage in Greenock Road, Paisley, at around 7.10am and threatened a female member of staff.

The robbers, who were armed with a weapon, stole cigarettes and alcohol before running off.

Detectives have said the garage worker was uninjured but has been left "very upset" by the incident.

The first crook is described as between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a navy-coloured puffer coat, dark tracksuit trousers and white trainers. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black face mask.

His accomplice is around the same height and was wearing a grey hooded top, with a Celtic scarf covering his face. He also spoke with a local accent and was carrying a blue Smyths Toys bag.

Police are collecting CCTV footage for review and carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area.

Detective Sergeant Gary McEwan said: “This store is popular with the local community, as well as morning commuters coming into and leaving Paisley. I am asking people who were around at the time of the crime to think back and consider if they noticed anything suspicious or unusual.

"If you have a dash-cam, please check the footage as it may have captured the suspects at the garage before committing the crime. Any small piece of information could be vital as we piece together the circumstances of this crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Paisley Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0585 of November 29. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.