Tayside and Central Scotland

Masked raiders rob pensioner couple in their home

Strathyre Avenue

Police are hunting armed robbers who targeted two pensioners in their home in Dundee before stealing a car.

The couple, who are in their 70s, were threatened by two masked men who brandished a weapon and demanded money after entering their home.

The incident happened at about 19:20 on Wednesday in Strathyre Avenue, north of Broughty Ferry.

Officers said the couple were left unhurt but "extremely upset" by the incident.

The thieves stole jewellery, money, and a black Vauxhall Corsa belonging to the carer of the couple's daughter during the raid.

Both men were described as 5ft 8in tall, slim, with dark hair.

One of the men wore a hat and a cream jacket with a circular motif. The other man wore a grey knitted hat. Both had Burberry scarves over their faces.

Det Insp Gavin McKinlay said: 'Officers are carrying out door to door inquiries and a review of CCTV footage as part of the investigation.

"We believe there is no wider risk to the public but there will be a continued presence in the area whilst inquiries are ongoing."

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