Robbery - Rutherglen

Published 17 November 2017

Detectives are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed within his home in Rutherglen on Thursday 16 November 2017.


Around 1640 hours on Thursday afternoon, a 73 year-old man was within his home in Richmond Court, Rutherglen when he answered his door to two men who pushed him to the floor and demanded money.


The two men then searched through the house and left a short time later with a quantity of alcohol from the house.


The elderly man was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. 


The first suspect is described as white, 20-25 years of age, 5ft 10 inches in height and of slim build.  He has wearing a black jacket with a hood and grey jogging trousers.  He also wore a black scarf around his face.


The second suspect is described as white, 20 – 25 years of age, around 5ft 5 inches in height with dark coloured hair.  He was wearing grey coloured clothing.


Detective Constable Stuart Burnside of Cambuslang Police Office said:  “To target the most vulnerable members of our community in their own homes, where they should feel safe is totally unacceptable.  These two men must be caught.  Officers are currently carrying out enquiries and reviewing CCTV to identify the two men responsible.


“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen two men matching these descriptions, or who saw two men acting suspiciously in the local area around the time of the robbery to come forward.  Anyone with information that may assist this enquiry should contact Cambuslang Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 2433 of 16th November.  Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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