Woman Threatened In Armed Robbery

2 July 2015, 16:11 | Updated: 2 July 2015, 19:11

A woman has been threatened with a firearm and robbed in her own home by two men who forced their way into the house.

The pair demanded money and ran off with the cash and other personal items in a late-night raid at the property in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, yesterday.

The 29-year-old victim was uninjured but left in a "very distressed state'' following the incident at her Graham Road home in the Brucehill area.

Police Scotland said the firearm was not used during the incident, which happened at about 11.45pm.

Officers, who believe the property was deliberately targeted, have stepped up their presence in the area.

Detective Sergeant Darren Munogee, of Clydebank CID, said: "This was obviously a very frightening experience for the young woman, who thankfully was not physically injured during this incident.

"Our inquiries are under way to establish the exact motive for this robbery, however we believe that this was not a random attack and that the property was the intended target for the culprits.

"I'd also like to reassure the public that there will be an increased police presence in the Dumbarton area.''

Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.