Glasgow & West Scotland

Men sought over £350,000 gem raid

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Image caption Police believe up to four men may have been involved in the robbery

A pensioner has been dragged from his car, beaten and robbed of jewellery worth more than £350,000 in the Port Dundas area of Glasgow.

The 68-year-old was attacked by two men, armed with blunt weapons and possibly wearing balaclavas, in Borron Street at about 1600 BST on Wednesday.

They made off with a case containing the jewellery in a dark green coloured car.

The man, who is believed to be a jeweller, received minor injuries.

Police said the man was driving on Borron Street when he pulled in to make a phone call.

A few moments later two men approached his car and dragged him from behind the wheel before assaulting him.

'Disgraceful robbery'

They then robbed him of a case containing jewellery and made off in a car, possibly a Rover 4 series, towards Speirs Wharf.

It is believed the jewellery was mostly made up of solitaire rings.

There are no descriptions of those involved in the robbery but police believe there were either three of four men involved.

Det Sgt John Semple, from Strathclyde Police, said officers were studying CCTV footage.

"This was a disgraceful robbery on a defenceless elderly gentleman in broad daylight and I am determined to track down the individuals responsible for this robbery," he said.

"Borron Street is close to industrial units and I am sure that members of public would have witnessed this robbery.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the Borron Street area yesterday around 1600 hours or anyone who has any information about the robbery to contact me."

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