Woman attacked and robbed by three men in Cambuslang home

Police are hunting three men who broke into a woman's South Lanarkshire home and assaulted her before stealing a five-figure sum of cash and jewellery.

The 51-year-old victim was targeted in her home in Clydeford Road, Cambuslang, at about 00:30 on Monday.

The men, who are described as white, Scottish and were wearing scarves to cover their faces, also made off with personal items belonging to the woman.

She was treated for her injuries in Hairmyres Hospital and later released.

The first suspect is described as about 6ft tall, aged in his 30s, with a heavy build. At the time of the robbery he was was wearing a dark woolly hat and a dark grey tracksuit.

'Frightening incident'

The other two suspects are both described as about 5ft 9in tall, in their 30s and were wearing dark clothing.

Det Insp Kevin Jamieson, of Police Scotland, said: "The victim of this frightening incident has been left traumatised by what has happened to her in her own home.

"Experienced officers are carrying out extensive inquiries, checking CCTV and undertaking door-to-door inquiries in an effort to trace the three men responsible.

"At the moment, we believe the woman's house was specifically targeted."

Det Insp Jamieson said extra uniformed patrols had been deployed to the area.

He added: "I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area around Clydeford Road, or the nearby Main Street, Cambuslang, around the time of the incident to get in touch.

"I would also ask anyone who saw three men hanging around or any suspicious looking vehicle in the area to contact me."

More on This Story

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

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

19 °C 13 °C

Features

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.