Andrew Muir said: “The people behind this hijacking have absolutely no regard for the lives of other people. Guns have no place on our streets and I was shocked that this hijacking was actually carried out in broad daylight.
“I am sure that the driver of the van was extremely traumatised by this incident and I hope that he gets over his ordeal quickly.
“I would urge anybody with any information about this hijacking to contact the police. These people must but stopped before they attempt a similar crime where somebody could get injured.”