Police search for armed robber who targeted Denny petrol station

The robbery took place at around 9.40 p.m. at the Gulf filling station in Glasgow Road, Denny. Picture: Craig Halkett
The robbery took place at around 9.40 p.m. at the Gulf filling station in Glasgow Road, Denny. Picture: Craig Halkett

A police manhunt was underway today after a petrol station was robbed by a lone man brandishing a weapon.

The incident happened at around 9.40 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gulf filling station in Glasgow Road, Denny, while the attendant was closing up the business for the night.

The suspect entered the property, known locally as Haughs, and ran off shortly after with a three-figure sum of cash in the direction of Paris Avenue.

Armed police officers were dispatched to the scene and a helicopter was scrambled to monitor the local area.

The garage remained closed today as officers remained at the business.

Police Scotland is urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, 16 to 30 years old, slim build, and 5ft 8in to 6ft tall. He was wearing dark clothing including a black hoodie with the hood up and white toggles untied.

Detective Inspector Graeme Hendry said: “This robbery left the attendant at the garage traumatised and the suspect made off with a quantity of cash. No persons were injured however.

“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this robbery, may recognises the description of the suspect or may have information regarding this incident, to contact police immediately. He made off in the direction of Paris Avenue so we are appealing for any householders or people in the area to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call 101.