Glasgow & West Scotland

Masked gang steals car and clothing in Blantyre raid

A gang of masked robbers broke into a man's home in South Lanarkshire before taking his car and designer clothing.

The victim was in his flat in Forres Street, Blantyre, at about 19:00 on 2 September when they knocked on his door.

When he answered a group of three to four men wearing balaclavas burst in and demanded money.

The also took his stock of Stone Island clothes which he sells online, and drove away in his silver Mercedes.

Other members of the gang drove off in a black Jeep-style vehicle which they had arrived in.

Det Con Debbie Walker said: "This was a targeted attack and the group of men were clearly aware of the victim's business selling these clothes.

"Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances however I would like to speak to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident."

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