Would-be thief hunted by cops
Woman targeted within a car
Police were this week hunting a thug who attempted to rob a woman while she sat in a car in Hamilton last week.
Officers have been conducting door-to-door enquiries but are also appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place on Thursday, April 5.
At around 3pm that day, a 34-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary grey-coloured Mazda 6 car at a bus stop on Quarry Street, near to John Street, Hamilton.
She was shocked when a man opened the car door, threatened her and demanded money.
However, the suspect made off towards the corner of Brandon Street, empty-handed after the woman shouted for help. She was not injured during the incident.
Police have issued a description of the thug. He is described as white, Scottish, 5ft 8ins, of medium build and aged in his 30s.
The would-be robber was wearing a dark-coloured jacket with grey shoulders, a grey skip cap with a chequered pattern on it and dark trousers.
And he is also described as having a scruffy appearance.
Detective Constable Craig Jolly, Cambuslang CID, said:“thankfully the woman was not injured, but she has been left extremely shaken and distressed by what happened.
“Officers have been making doorto-door enquiries as well as checking CCTV, but are appealing to anyone who may have been on Quarry Street at the time of the incident who seen anything that may help with the investigation.
“The incident happened in a busy street where lots of people would have been shopping and waiting for buses.
“If you have any information, we would urge you to come forward and contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact Cambuslang Police Office via 101, quoting incident number 2053 of Thursday, April 5.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers for free on 0800 555 111, where information can be given in confidence.