A shop worker was injured in an assault and robbery at a Kirkintilloch convenience store on Monday afternoon.
Three men burst into Mauchline Stores at Mauchline Court, Harestanes, around 2.05pm and threatened the 49-year-old with a bladed weapon.
Police said the shop worker sustained a head injury as a result of the incident. He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and released after treatment.
Officers said the three thugs made off with a number of items from the store which is situated not far from Harestanes Primary School.
A police spokesperson said officers were following a positive line of enquiry into the robbery.