A FAILED robbery bid took place in Forth Valley this week and police are now searching for the culprit.

A man entered A and Z Stores in Denny's West Boreland Road and presented a weapon at a male employee.

He demanded money from the 37-year-old staff member, but left empty handed; the victim was left shaken afterwards, but was unhurt.

The incident took place at 11.55am on Tuesday, August, 4, and police have since launched an investigation

Detective Constable Colin McInally said: "We are looking to trace a man who was described as young by his voice only, he was wearing blue trainers with a white sole, with dark blue jeans, a black hooded jumper with white tassels.

“He was also wearing a black balaclava with eye and mouth holes and wearing white gloves.

“It is understood he was in possession of a dark blue knife possibly a Stanley or craft knife style.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time or knows who was responsible should call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1370 of August 4."