Adults with children tied up in house robbery in Barrhead

Home in Barrhead Raiders forced their way into the home shortly before 13:00 on Monday

Police are hunting two armed men who tied up five adults in the presence of three young children during a house robbery in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire.

The men, who were carrying knives, forced their way into the property in Hillside Road at 12:50 on Thursday.

After restraining the three women and two men, they searched the house before stealing a four-figure sum of cash.

The adults and the children - who are aged two, three and five - were not injured but were left extremely shaken.

The first suspect was described as white, with a Scottish accent, in his late 40s, of stocky build, clean shaven and with glasses.

'Terrifying experience'

The second suspect was described as white, with a Scottish accent, in his mid 30s, of slim build, with facial stubble and dark hair.

Police at the scene Officers said they did not believe it had been a random attack

The men were wearing black woolly hats, black bulky coats, fluorescent vests, heavy black trousers, heavy black workboots and black gloves.

Det Insp Ian Hylands, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the family concerned.

"Thankfully the occupants of the house were not seriously injured. However, it is imperative that we trace the two individuals responsible."

He said police did not believe that it was a random attack.

"However, I'd like to appeal to the local community to come forward with any information they have," he said.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West



15 °C 8 °C


  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900-year-story behind the creation of a UK parliament

  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

  • TigerBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?

  • Tesco signBest before?

    Has Tesco passed its sell-by date, asks Richard Anderson

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.