‘It is vital that we trace the culprit and stop him from causing any further harm and distress.
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A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
An elderly man collapsed and died after hearing his wife had been threatened with a knife during a robbery.
‘I urge anyone who was in the vicinity of Springdale Street in Saltcoats around 3.40pm on Friday and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area to contact police at Saltcoats immediately via telephone number 101.
A man had threatened her with a knife and demanded money, before fleeing with a small amount of cash, leaving the shop assistant uninjured but very distressed.
The man had rushed to his 63-year-old wife’s aid after hearing about the incident in the shop where she works.