• Ayrshire Daily News

Police appeal after man makes off with £400 following robbery at Farmfoods store in Ayr

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Ayr on Friday, 26 March, 2021.

Around 6.40pm, a men entered the Farmfoods store in Main Street and threatened two members of staff within before making off with approximately £400. No-one was injured in the incident, however, staff have been left badly shaken by what has happened.

Police say:


”The suspect is described as white, around 5 ft. 10 inches in height, with a medium build. He had a gaunt appearance, was unshaven and had discoloured teeth. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a khaki jacket with a light coloured fur-trimmed hood and red training shoes with white markings.”


Officers are checking CCTV images for any relevant information which could assist the inquiry.


Enquiries carried out have shown there were customers within the store just prior to the incident and officers are appealing to these people to contact them.


Detective Constable Janet Ferguson said:

”This store is popular with the local community and I’m sure people would have seen this man. Perhaps you saw him before he entered the story or maybe you saw him leave the premises. I would ask you to think back and if you have even a small piece of information, then please do pass it on.


“I would add that additional officers will be on patrol in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. Anyone with concerns can approach these officers.”


Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2935 of 26 March, 2021. Alternatively, you can call Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.