Thieves grab First World War medals

Evening Times - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are hunt­ing thieves who broke into the home of an elderly cou­ple and stole First World War medals.

A five-fig­ure sum of money and jewellery were also taken from the house some time be­tween 10am on Fri­day, April 19 and 10am last Satur­day.

The elderly cou­ple were away cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day when the rob­bers broke into their home just off Cock­ride Road, in the Cleghorn area of Lanark.

Of­fi­cers have been speak­ing to nearby neigh­bours to try and es­tab­lish the ex­act time of the break-in.

Sergeant Brian Scan­lan, of Larkhall po­lice of­fice, said: “The elderly cou­ple were away for the week­end cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day.

“They have had a num­ber of ex­pen­sive and sen­ti­men­tal items stolen.

“The theft is thought­less and selfish.”

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