Man, 80, attacked and robbed in own home

Police are investigating

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Police are appealing for information after an 80-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in his own home.

The incident, which happened at an address on Buchanan Street at around 9.20am on Saturday, saw a man force his way into the home of the pensioner before making off with a cash sum. No other items were stolen.

Police and emergency services were alerted immediately and ambulance crews treated the victim for a minor injury on the scene.

Now concerned officers have launched a bid to trace the culprit as “a matter of urgency.”

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s. He is around 5ft 6” in height, with a medium build and short brown hair.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim. We are eager to trace this suspect as a matter of urgency.

“Anyone who saw a male matching the suspect description in the Buchanan Street area yesterday, or has any other relevant information, is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.