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Disabled man tipped from wheelchair in Carluke home robbery

Police are hunting a housebreaker who tipped a 61-year-old man from his wheelchair during a robbery at his home in South Lanarkshire.

The disabled victim was attacked in the living room of his home in Pegasus Avenue, Carluke, at 09:30 on Saturday.

The robber then ran out of the house with a bag containing a three-figure sum of cash.

Police said the victim was not physically injured but "left in a very distressed state".

Suspect description

The incident happened after the disabled man saw his attacker walk into his living room and start to rummage through his drawers.

The 61-year-old was attacked after he asked the man to stop.

The suspect is described as white, 20 to 25 years old, about 5ft 5in tall and of slim build.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a two-tone green and grey hooded top and grey jogging bottoms.

Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

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