Glasgow & West Scotland

'Courier' robs and ties up woman in Larkhall home

A 25-year-old woman has been tied up and robbed in her South Lanarkshire home by a man posing as a courier.

The man claimed to be from a courier company when he called at the woman's house in Larkhall at 11:15 on Thursday.

When she questioned this, he forced his way into her home, tied her up and searched the house before making off with a quantity of jewellery.

The woman was treated in hospital for minor injuries before being released. Police have appealed for information.

The jewellery which was taken was of Indian design and manufacture.

'Traumatic experience'

The suspect is described as being between 30 and 50-years-old, about 6ft tall, and was wearing black trousers and shoes, white shirt and black sleeveless body warmer which had the logo of a courier company on both shoulders.

Det Con Jennifer Sneddon, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This has been a very traumatic experience for this young woman and I'd like to reassure the public that we are doing everything possible in tracking down the person responsible for this robbery.

"We do however need the help of the local community and ask that anyone who may have seen this man hanging around the area prior to the robbery taking place or anyone who may have seen him leaving afterwards to contact police immediately.

"I'd also urge people to be particularly vigilant when answering their door to strangers and if unsure of their authenticity, to contact their local police office."

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