Investigation into assault and robbery in Crossmyloof

Residents in St Andrews are being urged to keep their homes secure.Residents in St Andrews are being urged to keep their homes secure.
Residents in St Andrews are being urged to keep their homes secure.
Detectives are continuing their enquiries and appealing for the assistance of the public after a 70 year-old woman was assaulted and robbed in Shawmoss Road, Crossmyloof, on Thursday, December 7.

Around 7.30pm hours on Thursday evening, the 70-year-old woman was standing outside the rear of the Scout Hall on Shawmoss Road, Glasgow, when she was approached by a man.

He then grabbed her and forced her to the ground. The suspect assaulted her and made off with items belonging to her including jewellery and a mobile phone before making off along Shawmoss Road.

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The man responsible is described as Eastern European, aged in his late 30s and of slim build with short dark hair and thick eyebrows. He did not speak English. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with red trim around the neck and white writing on the left side of the jacket. He was also wearing dark coloured trousers.

The woman summoned help and was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where she is receiving treatment for serious facial injuries. Hospital staff describe her condition as stable.

Detective Constable Christopher Sneddon of Helen Street Police Office said: “This was senseless and violent attack on this elderly woman, leaving her with a broken jaw and extensive bruising. The man responsible has no conscience and must be caught as soon as possible.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in the local area and studying CCTV footage to gather more information for this investigation. Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist this police enquiry should contact Helen Street Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 3367 of 7th December. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.