Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a robbery on Templehill, Troon, on Tuesday January 1.

The incident took place around 11.30pm after a 74 year old man was approached by two men from behind. The two males struck him and held his face against the wall while raiding through his pockets.

The thieves ran off with a quantity of money in the direction of Templehill and the man was left with abrasions to his face.

Detective Sergeant Jane Hogg at Ayr CID commented: “I am appealing to the public to ask anyone who either witnessed the event or has information about it to contact police.

"I would also ask motorists including taxi drivers to consider whether they were in the area at this time and ask that if they witnessed the event or have dash-cam footage that they also contact us.

"Enquires are still ongoing and it is important that we do everything we can to catch the men responsible.”

Any information should be passed to police at Ayr CID via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 2422 of Wednesday 2 January 2019. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.