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Images Of Stolen Jewellery Released After Robbery Of Taxi Driver
Police investigating the robbery and attempted murder of a taxi driver have released a picture of a bracelet stolen in the attack.
A 60-year-old woman was driving her dark grey Peugeot private hire car in Lanark when she was attacked on Saturday.
Officers have released images of stolen jewellery and the relevant locations as part of their inquiries.
The woman had picked up a man on Hyndford Road at about 10pm before collecting his friend in Hope Street, opposite Lanark Fire Station.
As they drove towards West Calder in West Lothian, the first man threatened her with a knife and told her to pull over.
She stopped the taxi on the A704 at the junction for Pateshill Water Treatment Works and was dragged from the car and restrained until she fell unconscious.
When she woke up, the men were gone and her jewellery was missing.
She received medical treatment but was not taken to hospital.
Both men are described as of slim build, around 6ft tall with eastern European accents.
The first man was wearing a black hooded top, dark trousers and dark gloves.
The second man wore an army-style khaki hoodie with the hood up.
Detective Inspector Stevie Bertram said: ''This was a horrific attack which must have been unimaginably traumatic for the victim and our thanks go to everyone who has so far come forward with information.
''I want to reassure the public that we have detectives working together in West Lothian and Lanarkshire who are dedicated to pursuing all possible lines of inquiry in relation to this investigation.
''As part of this, we're asking anyone who may have seen the men described or who has information about their identities to come forward as soon as possible.
''Anyone who saw the taxi as it travelled towards West Calder or as it was stopped along the A704, or who recognises the stolen jewellery, is also urged to get in touch with us.''
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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