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Armed robbers target William Hill bookmakers in Paisley

Police are appealing for witnesses after armed robbers raided a bookmakers in Renfrewshire.

Two men entered William Hill, on Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, and threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm at 19:20 on Monday.

They made off on foot, along Moss Street, towards High Street, with a three figure sum of money.

No firearm was discharged during the incident although two members of staff were left badly shaken.

The suspects were spotted hanging around under the railway bridge on Moss Street shortly before the robbery.

'Frightening experience'

They are described as being about 5f 9in tall and of medium build.

They were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.

Det Sgt Gordon McCrae, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This has been a very frightening experience for the members of staff in the shop and I'd like to reassure the local community we are doing everything in our power to catch the men responsible.

"Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and examining CCTV footage.

"We're particularly keen to speak to a driver who was forced to slam on the brakes after one of the men ran in front of their car on Moss Street. That happened at around 19:30 hours, 10 minutes after the robbery."

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