Tworobbed inthestreet

Men had ar­ranged to meet their at­tack­ers

East Kilbride News - - FRONT PAGE - An­drea O’Neill

Po­lice cor­doned off a sec­tion of West­wood Hill on Mon­day morn­ing af­ter a man was robbed in the street.

The 34-year-old vic­tim had mo­bile phones stolen from him at around 9.15am af­ter ar­rang­ing to meet peo­ple look­ing to buy the de­vices from him.

Cops are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing a “sim­i­lar rob­bery” at the same lo­ca­tion on Satur­day at 11am.

Po­lice be­lieve that both of the in­ci­dents are con­nected and that more than one per­son may have been in­volved.

Po­lice cor­doned off a sec­tion of West­wood Hill on Mon­day morn­ing af­ter a man was robbed in the street.

The 34-year-old vic­tim had mo­bile phones stolen from him at around 9.15am af­ter ar­rang­ing to meet peo­ple look­ing to buy the de­vices from him.

Po­lice, who were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the scene near to Blen­heim Av­enue, said the in­ci­dent fol­lowed on from a “sim­i­lar rob­bery” at the same lo­ca­tion on Satur­day at 11am.

An­other man, also aged 34, was robbed of mo­bile de­vices af­ter ar­rang­ing to meet a po­ten­tial buyer at West­wood Hill.

No one was in­jured dur­ing the rob­beries and the sus­pects fled the scene on foot.

Po­lice be­lieve both in­ci­dents are con­nected and that more than one per­son may have been in­volved.

Ad­di­tional pa­trols were de­ployed in the area in a bid to re­as­sure the pub­lic.

PC Ian Pee­bles told the News: “Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an on­go­ing in­ci­dent at West­wood Hill, East Kil­bride where a 34-year-old man was de­prived of his per­sonal prop­erty, namely mo­bile phones.

“A sim­i­lar in­ci­dent took place not far from the lo­ca­tion on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 10 at 11am in which an­other 34-year-old male was also robbed of his per­sonal prop­erty af­ter ar­rang­ing to meet per­sons look­ing to buy the prop­erty from him.

“Per­sons were re­ported to have fled the scene on foot and Po­lice Scot­land are con­duct­ing a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion into both events.”

PC Pee­bles of East Kil­bride po­lice added: “There is no cause for any pub­lic alarm and ad­di­tional pa­trols will be car­ried out in the area. No per­sons were in­jured.”

Wit­nesses are be­ing urged to call 101 or con­tact Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 where in­for­ma­tion can be given anony­mously.

Scene Two men were robbed in separate at­tacks on West­wood Hill

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