Police in the Forth Valley Division are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a post office in Plean.

The incident happened around 10.30am today (Wednesday) at the premises in Main Street, Braeburn.

A member of staff opened the door of the counter area when a male rushed in and grabbed quantity of cash, which was sitting on the table.

He then made off from the shop and was last seen heading running behind the Plean Tavern.

No one was injured and the majority of the money was recovered when the suspect dropped it upon making off.

However, officers are keen to hear from anyone who can help trace the man responsible.

He is described as white, 6ft tall with a slim build and wearing a grey hooded top with an orange high-vis vest over the top, white trainers and a blue scarf covering his face.

Detective Inspector Grant Sangster said: "No staff or customers were harmed during this incident. However, it is believed the suspect may have had some sort of weapon in his hand at the time.

"We are conducting thorough enquiries in the local areas to trace this individual and would urge anyone who can assist in locating him is asked to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to come forward."

Inspector Donna Bryans said: "This was a brazen theft from a community post office and thankfully, incidents of this nature are extremely rare.

"Nevertheless we are treating this very seriously and currently have high-visibility patrols in the area to engage with the public to offer reassurance."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.