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Police Hunt OAP Robbers


03/12/15


An 86-year-old woman has been robbed in her home by two men in what police believe was a targeted theft. The "appalling" incident happened at about 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December in Braehead Road, Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire.


Police said the suspects confronted the pensioner at her front door before threatening her and demanding she hand over money. They then made off with a four-figure sum of cash.

One of the men is described as white, 6ft, of medium build, aged in his late 30s and with dark brown hair. He was wearing a black scarf over his face, a black waterproof jacket, light blue denim jeans and dark trainers.

The other suspect is described as white, 5ft 7in and of thin build.


Detective Constable David Allan said: "Although we believe the two suspects went to this house for a specific reason and knew what they wanted, to target an elderly woman in her home is appalling. Thankfully she was not injured but she is very upset by what happened.

"Thorntonhall is quite rural so the men would needed to have used a car to get to and from the area, so it is possible they may have either been in the area prior to the robbery or in the days prior.

"Officers will be in the area checking CCTV and speaking to local people about the incident and I would appeal to anyone who has information that may help police with their investigation to speak to them or contact Cambuslang CID via 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111."