De­tec­tives seek es­tate car used by armed gang

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By PAUL WARD

Po­lice hunt­ing an armed gang who tied up a fam­ily in their home be­fore steal­ing jew­ellery worth more than £100,000 are try­ing to trace a car be­lieved to have been used in the rob­bery.

De­tec­tives made a fresh ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion more than a week after four men forced their way into the house in Both­well, South La­nark­shire.

The fa­ther, 59, and mother, 56, were threat­ened with weapons in­clud­ing a knife be­fore be­ing tied up.

Their 11-year-old son was also bound be­fore they raided the prop­erty in the town’s Blan­tyre Road on 31 Oc­to­ber. Jew­ellery and watches worth a six-fig­ure sum were taken in the raid around 7:30pm. The fam­ily were not in­jured but left ‘’ex­tremely’’ shaken.

Of­fi­cers have been re­view­ing CCTV from the area and be­lieve a dark es­tate car was used by the gang.

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