Cowardly raiders rob home of Bothwell pensioner

Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed in his home in Bothwell on Saturday, 28th December, 2019.

Around 10.45pm on Saturday evening, the 77 year-old man was within his home in Wingfield Gardens when he answered the door to two men who then entered his home address, assaulted him and made off with a sum of money and some personal items.

The elderly man did not require any hospital treatment, however he has been left shaken by the incident.

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The first suspect is described as around 35 years of age, 5ft 7 inches in height and of slim build. He was wearing a green tracksuit

The second suspect is described as around 35 years of age and 5ft 7 inches in height. He was wearing a white tracksuit

Detective Sergeant Laura Sands from Cambuslang Police Office said “For someone to force their way into this elderly gentleman’s home and subject him to such a terrifying ordeal is absolutely despicable.

“It is crucial that we trace the people responsible for this cowardly crime as soon as possible and officers are currently examining CCTV and speaking with local residents as part of their enquiries.

“I would urge anyone who was in the local area on Saturday evening to come forward if they think they may have seen the two men responsible, or anything suspicious. I would also be keen to hear about any vehicles seen in the area of Wingfield Gardens around the time of the robbery.

“Local residents will understandably be concerned following this incident and there will be additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance. If you have any concerns at all, please feel free to speak to the officers who will be happy to assist you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 3976 of 28th December 2019. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.