A TERRIFIED member of staff at an Erskine bookies has been left badly shaken after a thug stole a four figure sum of cash.

The thief came into the Ladbrokes located at the Bridgewater Centre on Monday evening and made away with thousands of pounds.

At around 7pm the suspect entered the bookmakers at Bargarran Square where he then threatened a 20-year-old member of staff.

He demanded money and made off out the rear of the shop with the money.

While the staff member was uninjured he was badly shaken as a result of the robbery.

The man responsible is described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s and around 6ft in height and of slim build.

He was wearing a black hooded jacket, navy tracksuit bottoms with red stripes, black trainers and black gloves. He has a black scarf covering his face.

Detective Sergeant Alastair Semple of Paisley Police Office said: “The investigation into this robbery is continuing, and officers are carrying out enquiries in the local area and gathering CCTV footage.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen this man acting suspiciously in the area and near to the underpass into Blantyre Court, or anyone with information that will assist the ongoing investigation to contact Paisley Police Office."

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 quoting reference number 3007 of January 22.

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

A Ladbrokes spokeswoman confirmed an incident took place on Monday evening.

She said: "We are assisting police with their enquiries."