Glasgow pensioner restrained in own home during robbery

Pensioner left distraught after encountering masked intruders wearing balaclavas at her home in Mossbank Avenue.

A Glasgow pensioner was restrained in her own home by three masked men, before being robbed of over £10,000 of savings.

The elderly woman walked downstairs at her home in Mossbank at 3.15pm on Tuesday and found three men within the house.

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One man restrained her, while the other two searched the property.

An elderly woman was restrained in her own home during a robbery in Glasgow.

They took off with a five-figure sum of money and a quantity of jewellery, to a vehicle at the rear of the property, and left via Royston Road.

The woman did not require medical treatment but was left badly shaken.

The three men all wore balaclavas and were dressed in black.

Police officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are reviewing CCTV footage for any further information about the suspects.

Detective Sergeant Shona Beattie said: “A number of very personal and treasured items of jewellery have been stolen, many of which are irreplaceable and are of great sentimental value to the owners.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and surrounding areas of Mossbank Avenue – did you see anything suspicious, did you notice the men running away or getting into a car?

“Any small piece of information could prove vital in our enquiries. If you have any details or hear anything regarding this crime, please do contact us.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2058 of Tuesday September 1.

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