Glasgow & West Scotland

Couple robbed of five-figure sum in home

A couple have been robbed of a five-figure sum of cash in their North Lanarkshire home after four masked men threatened them with a firearm.

The 66-year-old man and his wife, 65, were attacked at their home in Stepps at about 09:30. They were not injured but left badly shaken.

The four men then escaped in a light coloured people carrier, believed to be white or silver.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

The suspects, who wore masks or scarves covering their faces, are all described as white, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in in height, of medium build and in their mid 20s to mid 30s.

'Terrifying experience'

They all wore dark clothing except one who had on a red coloured tracksuit.

Det Insp Paul Cherrie, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the couple involved and we believe at this time that they were the intended targets of this robbery.

"Officers are currently carrying our door-to-door enquiries in the area and checking CCTV to establish what took place, however, we would appeal to anyone who has information to contact police.

"We are particularly keen to speak to people who may have seen the silver or white coloured people carrier in the Cumbernauld Road area or indeed anyone acting suspiciously in a vehicle similar to that description in nearby Whitehill Farm Road or Whitehill Avenue either before or after the robbery."

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