Detectives investigating a robbery at the Jet petrol station at Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, are keen to trace the occupants of vehicles believed to have been in the area at the time.

A man entered the premises about 9.50pm on Sunday 28th December and threatened a female cashier before making off with a three-figure sum of cash. The man is described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall with a slim to medium build and wearing a dark coloured puffa style jacket, dark grey trousers and dark coloured footwear.

Police are keen to trace the owner of a red-coloured hatchback car, which was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

In addition, officers need to identify a silver taxi or private-hire vehicle that was seen driving in Windsor Street next to the garage around 9.50pm. It is believed the driver and passengers may have information that can assist with this investigation.

Officers are also keen to identify a bearded male customer who purchased items from the garage shortly before the crime. This man left in a small hatchback car with roof bars in which there was a front seat passenger.

Detective inspector Graeme Hendry said: “Through our ongoing engagement with local residents and analysis of CCTV footage, we have established that the silver vehicle was in nearby Windsor Street at the time of the robbery.

“As such, those within the car may have witnessed some suspicious activity or have information that can help us trace the suspect.

"Similarly, I am keen to trace a bearded male customer who bought items from the garage just prior to the robbery. He left in a small hatchback car fitted with roof bars. The vehicle travelled west towards Blairlogie.

“I would ask that these individuals, or anyone else with information relevant to this investigation, contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.