Would-be thief hunted by cops

Woman tar­geted within a car

Hamilton Advertiser - - DANCE - Shirley Bar­tynek

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.