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Police Issue Re-Appeal


08/09/16


Detectives are continuing to ask people to come forward with information after an elderly woman was robbed in her own home in Hamilton on Saturday, September 3.

The incident happened around 7pm when a man forced his way into the 86-year-old woman’s house in Townhill Road at the junction with Earnock Road.

He assaulted the woman before making off with a three-figure sum of money.

The woman was unable to get up from the floor or summon help and lay there until the following morning when her son arrived to visit.

Police and emergency services were contacted and the woman was taken to Hairmyres Hospital where she remains in a “stable” condition.


The man is described as possibly in his 50s or 60s, and wearing a dark hooded top and dark bottoms. Officers have been conducting extensive enquiries, including examining CCTV and speaking to residents.

Detective Inspector David Cockburn from Cambuslang CID said: “Despite the significant enquiries carried out by our officers so far, the man responsible for this horrendous incident has not been caught.

“It is absolutely crucial that we speak to anyone who was in the surrounding area on Saturday evening who may have seen anything suspicious. No matter how minor you may think your information is, please let us be the judge of that as it could prove to be vital to our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Cambuslang CID via 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”