Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a mini-market in Livingston earlier today.

Around 10.15 am this morning, a man, armed with a knife, threatened staff at the Eliburn Mini-Market, Jackson Place, Eliburn, Livingston. No money was handed over and the suspect ran off, along with another man who was waiting outside the shop.

The suspects are described as:

1.  white, mid 30s, skinny build, 5ft10, gaunt sunken eyes (black bags under his eyes), balaclava/scarf over face covering up to the top of his nose, blue Puffa jacket with hood over his head and dark trousers.

2. White, 5ft 7, dark brown hair, blue cotton tracksuit, blue trainers and was carrying a red ruck sack.

Detective Sergeant John Bowerbank, Livingston CID, said: “Thankfully none of the staff were injured, however, this was a frightening experience for them.

“Officers have been in the area since the incident and we had a dog unit also search the area but the two men got away.

“So far our CCTV check shows at least one of the men hanging about the shop prior to the incident.

“It is a busy place and happened in broad daylight, so if were there, recognise the descriptions, or have any information that will help us identify and catch these two, then please call Livingston CID via 101 quoting reference number 0957 of the 28 November 2019.  Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.