Masked Robbers Raid Pensioner's Home

30 November 2018, 17:40

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A pensioner has been robbed in her home by two men wearing balaclavas.

The two men confronted the woman, who is in her 80s, at a property in Breich, West Lothian, at around 7.40pm on Thursday.

They escaped with a number of items, including a three-figure sum of cash, women's jewellery and a man's watch.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which happened at a property in the Blinkbonny Gardens.

The men both spoke with Scottish accents and were dressed all in black and wearing black balaclavas.

Detective Constable Krista Tench said: "This was a frightening experience for the women who came across these two men. Fortunately she was not injured.

"We are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, before and after the incident, to get in touch.

"We would be interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area.

"We would urge anyone with information to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3636 of Thursday 29th November, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."