Glasgow & West Scotland

Sleeping man assaulted before Airdrie car theft

Police are hunting an intruder who assaulted a sleeping man in his bed before stealing his car.

The victim was attacked in his home in Ross Drive, Airdrie, at 04:30 on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old was assaulted by a man who stole the keys to his white Audi A6 before driving off in the car.

The car was found burnt out in Stonedyke Road, Carluke, at about 05:50 that morning. The victim sustained face and body injuries in the attack.

He was taken to Monklands Hospital for treatment.

Det Con Clare Cassidy said: "This was a very traumatic experience for the victim, who was sleeping in his bed when he was callously attacked, leaving him with injuries that required medical attention.

"I'd like to speak to anyone who may have seen the suspect hanging around the vicinity of Ross Drive in Airdrie around 04:30 hrs on Tuesday 20 June or anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in Stonedyke Road, Carluke, afterwards."

The suspect was described as being white, 5ft 8in tall, of heavy build, with short dark hair. He was aged between 16 and 20 years and was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit.