Tayside and Central Scotland

An Alloa pensioner has been robbed in her own home

Queen Street, Alloa
Image caption Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in Queen Street at about 15:00

Police are appealing for information after a 65-year-old woman was robbed in her home in Alloa.

Officers said two men forced their way into the woman's house in Queen Street at about 15:00 on Tuesday and stole a four-figure sum of money.

The woman was not hurt during the robbery.

Central Scotland Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen anyone suspicious in the area to contact them.

One of the robbers is described as being in his mid-late 20s, 6ft tall, of slim build and was wearing dark clothing.

The second man was described as being in his early 20s, slightly shorter than the first man, of slim build and was also wearing dark clothing.

Det Insp David Mitchell, who is leading the inquiry, said: "This was an extremely frightening incident for the woman who was threatened and had her home ransacked.

"She managed to raise the alarm after the men left the house. Thankfully she was not hurt but has been left extremely shocked by what happened."

DI Mitchell added: "It was not dark at the time and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area."

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