Danger that lurks on streets of Troon
Two men now attacked in town by a pair of mystery thugs
Troon town centre has been hit by two violent street robberies in just over two weeks.
Both were near identical, each carried out by a pair of thugs, prompting speculation the same gang are to blame.
The latest attack saw a pensioner thrust again the wall of a building in Templehill.
The 74- year- old had been out on New Year’s Day when he was preyed on.
Two brutes pounced on him from the rear and hit him as he made his way home after being in the Harbour Bar.
They then thrust his face up against the wall in the lane which leads to Bradan Road while they rifled his pockets.
The victim was left stunned and his face was peppered with cuts.
The hoods ran off with all his money. After dark on December 13 two hoods approached a young man round the corner in Portland Street.
They threatened a 23- year- old with violence and escaped with his wallet.
That happened outside the estate agent Corum and one of the thugs had dark hair and despite the cold was wearing shorts.
One of them men was involved in a further angry incident in Bank Street.
Speaking about the latest attack, Ayr Detective Sergeant Jane Hogg: “I am appealing to the public to ask anyone who either witnessed the event or has information about it to contact police.
“I would also ask motorists including taxi drivers to consider whether they were in the area at this time and ask that if they witnessed the event or have dashcam footage that they also contact us.
“Enquiries are still ongoing and it is important that we do everything we can to catch the men responsible.”
Detectives have been scanning local CCTV and they believe both attacks are linked. It is understood a definite line of inquiry is being followed.
Templehill Scene of the horrible attack on a 74- year- old man. He was jumped in the lane.