Glasgow & West Scotland

Flat tyre 'Good Samaritan' robs motorist in Drumchapel

Police are hunting a bogus 'Good Samaritan' who robbed a motorist after pointing out he had a flat tyre.

The 30-year-old victim was flagged down in Ladyloan Avenue, Drumchapel, Glasgow, at about 12:30 on Tuesday.

When he got out to inspect his car, the suspect grabbed a small pouch, containing a four-figure sum of cash from inside the car, and made off.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of gaunt appearance. He had stubble and spoke with a local accent.

At the time of the theft, he was wearing a plain black hooded sweater, denims and trainers.

'Opportunist crime'

He was last seen heading off into nearby fields, possibly heading towards Peel Glen Road.

Det Con Andrew Murphy, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Unfortunately, the suspect was not the Good Samaritan the man he subsequently robbed thought.

"The man was not injured but is very distressed by what happened.

"I believe it was an opportunist crime and would appeal to anyone with information about the incident, or who has knowledge of anyone who has recently come by a large amount of cash which they wouldn't ordinarily have, to contact Drumchapel CID."

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