Pensioner injured while being robbed in own home by gang

An elderly woman was robbed of jewellery and money in her Glasgow home by a gang of three men.

The trio forced their way into the 84-year-old’s home on Bowhouse Drive, Castlemilk, at around 9.20pm on Tuesday and ransacked the property.

The pensioner was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital having injured her wrist during the incident.

All three suspects are only identified as being male and white. However police inquiries have revealed an Audi car was seen in the area at the time.

Officers are appealing for information and are in the process of obtaining CCTV footage.

Detective Inspector Clark Hill said: “This has been a very frightening experience for an elderly lady in her own home.

“She has sustained an injury in the incident and has lost items of jewellery which are extremely precious to her.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to think back and consider if they saw anything which seemed a little suspicious.

“Did you see the Audi car, did you notice three men hanging around the area? Any small piece of information could prove vital and help us identify the men responsible for this despicable crime.

“Additional officers will be patrolling the area for reassurance and anyone with any information or concerns can approach these officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 4063 of Tuesday 26 March, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

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