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Appeal following assault and robbery on elderly woman in Shettleston


Police Scotland is appealing for information following an assault and robbery in Shettleston, Glasgow. 


The incident happened between 12am and 1am on Tuesday 1 October at a property on Balintore Street.


A 76-year-old woman was within her home when a man forced entry and stole a quantity of cash.


Enquiries are ongoing and local officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.


The suspect is described as a white 28-30-year-old Scottish man with a local Glaswegian accent.


He is medium build, around 5 foot 7 inches tall with slight stubble.


He was wearing a light blue hooded jacket with the hood up. The jacket possibly had a white logo and darker sleeves.


Chief Inspector Patrick Murphy said: “Although the woman did not require hospital treatment, this has been an extremely frightening and traumatic incident for her. She has been left very shaken and is being supported by her family and our officers.


“It is vital that we trace the person responsible. We are looking for any witnesses who may have observed the suspect in the area before or running away after the incident. We are also appealing to any taxi drivers or other vehicles with dash cam footage which may have caught the suspect running away and in the area.


“We will not tolerate this type of behaviour and criminality in our communities and I would encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to contact the police by calling 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.”