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Hunt for thug who robbed Paisley teenager as he fixed his bike

Detectives are hunting a ‘scrawny’ yob who threatened and robbed a teenager in a quiet Paisley street.

The thug targeted the 17-year-old boy at the corner of Victoria Road and Corsebar Road as he fixed his bike.

Officers probing the incident said the suspect threatened to seriously hurt the terrified teen if he didn’t hand over his wallet.

The lad gave the brute a small amount of cash before getting himself to safety following the robbery, which happened around 9.30pm on Thursday.

It’s understood the victim was uninjured but has been left badly shaken by the ordeal.

The suspect is described as being a scrawny white male, 5ft 7ins tall, with dark stubble and wearing a grey tracksuit.

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Cops investigating the shocking incident have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Michael Hart, said: “A 17-year-old boy was approached and robbed by an unknown male at the corner of Victoria Road and Corsebar Road at around 9.30pm on Thursday.

“The suspect made threats of violence and demanded cash from the victim.

“Thankfully, he was unhurt in the incident but he is understandably distressed by what happened.”

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He added: “We are carrying out a range of enquiries in the area to trace the suspect, including checking CCTV and speaking to potential witnesses.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen the incident or the suspect in the area to get in touch with officers.

“I’d also ask anyone who may have been driving in the area of Victoria Road and Corsebar Road at the time to check dashcam footage to see if they captured anything which might be useful to our investigation.

“If you have any information at all then please get in touch with police immediately.”

Express readers with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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