Hor­rific or­deal

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS - Jackie Grant

A ter­ri­fied pen­sioner was in her home when two men walked in, ri­fled through the house, and then left with a four-fig­ure sum of cash.

Po­lice are now look­ing for the pair, who robbed the 87-year-old wo­man’s house at New­bridge just out­side Dum­fries.

The brazen duo went into the house around 11am on Mon­day and started search­ing around while the dis­tressed wo­man looked on.

When they left a short time later, she re­alised the money had been taken and phoned po­lice.

Con­sta­ble Keith Beat­tie de­scribed it as an “hor­rific ex­pe­ri­ence” for the trau­ma­tised wo­man, who lives on her own.

He added: “To have two com­plete strangers en­ter her home and start to search through it, in broad day­light in front of her, was hor­rific.

“The only de­scrip­tion we have is of one of the men, who is de­scribed as be­ing around 20 years of age, white, slim build, black hair and had a thin hair line around his jaw line and was wear­ing a white long sleeve top and dark bot­toms. The sec­ond male can­not be de­scribed.

“I am seek­ing the help of the pub­lic in re­la­tion to help­ing us iden­tify these two men. If any­one was in the New­bridge vil­lage area on Mon­day, or if any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about this crime then we want to hear from them.”

Call­ers can con­tact po­lice at Dum­fries on the 101 num­ber.

Mak­ing in­quiries PC Bena Mur­ray at New­bridge, near Dum­fries, yes­ter­day

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