An 82-year-old girl was held at knifepoint by a person who jumped into her automobile and demanded money.

The pensioner was focused in Knightswood, Glasgow, as she bought into her Peugeot to journey to an appointment on Thursday morning.

The would-be thief fled after she drove in direction of some workmen close by and rolled down her window to lift the alarm.

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Police are trying to find the person, who struck at round 8.40am in Athelstane Street.

Detective Constable Mark Milroy stated: “This was a terrifying expertise for the aged girl and fortunately she was in a position to search assist shortly.

“In depth inquiries are underneath solution to hint the despicable particular person concerned and I might enchantment to anybody who observed a person matching the above description in Athelstane Street previous to the incident, or working alongside Anniesland Street afterwards, to please get in contact.

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“I might significantly enchantment to any motorists with dashcams who had been within the space this morning to examine their footage in case they’ve captured something which might be of significance.”

The suspect is described as aged between 35 and 45, round 5ft 7in, of medium construct, with quick, darkish hair and glasses.

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He had an area accent and wore a beanie-style hat with a union flag design, a darkish waterproof jacket and gray jogging bottoms.

Anybody with data is requested to contact police on 101, quoting incident quantity 0811 of December 6, or name Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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