A MAN ran to hide in bushes after threatening a couple in their car at a petrol station during an attempted armed robbery.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened at the Tesco station in Sizer Way, Dibden, shortly after 9pm on September 21.

A 64-year-old customer and his wife had just finished refuelling his Skoda Octavia when the man, who had a white scarf covering his face, leaned into the car window and demanded their money.

He threatened the pair but they drove off quickly and there were no reports of any injuries.

The man is described as being aged between 20 to 25, five feet five inches tall, of a slim build, and was wearing a black anorak-style jacket with the hood up, and jeans.

The white scarf was pulled across his face and he was last seen running into bushes beside the forecourt.

DC Gary Allsopp said: “Fortunately no one was hurt but we are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help us identify this man.

“If you saw anyone hanging around the forecourt on Friday evening, acting suspiciously, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference 44180357559, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.