Appeal following robbery in Wemyss Bay

Published 10 October 2019

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a robbery from a home in the Wemyss Bay area in Renfrewshire.

Three men forced entry to a house on Leven Road in the village around 8pm on Wednesday, 9 October and stole a sum of cash, valued in double figures.

Three occupants were in the property at the time - a 62-year-old woman and two children. They were uninjured but were left extremely shaken by the experience.

Officers are appealing for information, particularly in relation to the three men.

All are described as being approximately 20-30-years-old and speaking with Scottish accents.

One was around 6ft tall, wearing dark clothing including a hooded top and grey trainers.

The second is described as being approximately 5ft 8in tall and wearing a green t-shirt, dark hooded top and grey trainers.

The final man is described as being around 5ft 9in tall and also wearing dark clothing and grey trainers.

All of the men had their faces covered during the incident.

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said: "These three men subjected the occupants of the house, including a woman and two children, to a terrifying experience in their home.

"We are making every effort to identify them and would urge anyone with information to come forward as soon as they can.

"Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity or vehicles around the area is asked to make contact, along with anyone who may have dashcam footage or private CCTV which could assist our investigation.

"There has been other incidents of robbery and theft elsewhere in Renfrewshire in recent days, specifically in Renfrew, Linwood and Elderslie. We are keeping an open mind about links between these incidents, although there are similarities between each crime.

"I would urge local residents to be mindful of this and report any concerns about suspicious activity to us as promptly as they can.

“Local officers will also be in the community conducting additional patrols over the next few days as our investigation continues."

Any information about the incident in Wemyss Bay can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference 3641 of 9 October, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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