MASKED thugs asssaulted a man and tried to steal his car in Camelon yesterday.

The incident took place in the car park of Tesco on Glasgow Road around 7.45pm on Wednesday 4th April.

Police are appealing for the public's help as part of an ongoing investigation.

A 60-year-old man returned from the store to his blue Jaguar XE when two men, sat in a nearby parked silver Mercedes A-Class, exited the vehicle.

One of the men struck the 60-year-old to the leg and demanded his car keys, before the second man threatened him and took his car keys from him.

The man was unable to start the vehicle and a witness then intervened, before the two men returned to the Mercedes and left the area.

The driver of the vehicle was wearing grey trousers and a black jacket, with the passenger being described as around 5ft 10ins tall, wearing a green parker jacket, blue jeans and red and black gloves.

Both men were wearing clear masks with black eyebrows and moustaches detailed on them.

The Mercedes was missing a back windshield wiper and had white tape obscuring part of the number plates.

The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident, but did not require medical treatment. 

Detective Inspector Kenny McAndrew, of Forth Valley's CID, said: "This was a shocking ordeal for the victim and we are committed to pursuing all lines of enquiry to trace those responsible for this.

"We've spoken to several witnesses to the incident and are very grateful to those who have provided us with images that they took of the suspects and their vehicle.

"We'd urge anyone who may have seen this car, the suspects or who has any information which may be relevant to contact us as soon as possible."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3175 of 4th April, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.