83 Year old pensioner robbed in his home for his pin number and bank card in Glasgow



Police Scotland officers are continuing enquiries after an elderly man was robbed at his home in King’s Park on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Around 4am on Tuesday 20 February 2018, a man forced his way into the home of an 83-year-old man in Menock Rd, King’s Park, Glasgow, threatened him with a sharp object and demanded that he hand over his cash line cards along with their pin numbers.

The suspect then left the house with the cash line cards, a quantity of alcohol and the landline telephone preventing the elderly man from calling for help and leaving him uninjured but very distressed.

Several hours later a neighbour became aware of what had happened and contacted police.

The culprit is described as white, Scottish, around 6ft to 6ft 3 in height, aged 30-40 years, heavy build, with dark hair and was wearing dark clothing.

Detective Sergeant Graham McCreadie at the Greater Glasgow Community Investigation Unit at Govan said:

“This was a terrifying ordeal for anyone to endure never mind an elderly man within his own home in the middle of the night. Thankfully he was uninjured but it is vital that we catch the despicable individual responsible and prevent him from striking again.

“Enquiries have revealed that several hundred pounds have been taken from the elderly man’s account and we are currently checking CCTV and speaking to local residents in an attempt to trace the person responsible.

“Anyone who has any information that can assist our enquiries is asked to contact police at the incident room at Cathcart Police Office via telephone number 0141 532 4977 or email greaterglasgowciu@scotland.pnn.police.uk.  Both will be manned 24 hours.  Please quote incident number 0472 of 20 February when getting in touch.

“Alternatively, calls can be made via CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.”

Additional officers are on patrol in the area for public reassurance and anyone who has information or concerns can speak to them.

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