Dumfries Couple Threatened & Robbed In Their Own Home

Police Scotland officers are carrying out door to door enquiries in Dumfries after a couple were robbed in their own home in Golf Avenue on the evening of Wednesday 9 August 2017.

At around 2310 hours a 47 year old man and his 38 year old wife were at home in Golf Avenue when two men forced their way into their flat, threatened them and robbed them of a quantity of cash. Neither of the victims were injured during the incident.

Detective Inspector Dean Little at Dumfries said “this is a despicable crime to have happened in the confines of the home of this couple. Whilst they would not appear to have been injured during the commission of this crime they have been badly shaken up as a result. Officers are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and we have descriptions of the two men we want to speak to in connection with this crime.
“The first is described as a white man who is about 5’5″/5’7″ tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a green hooded jacket with fur around the hood (parka style) and blue jeans. His face was covered with a scarf and he spoke with a Scottish accent. The second man is described as being white, but smaller than the first, perhaps about 5’3” tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a cream coloured parka style jacket and blue jeans. He also had his face covered by a scarf or similar. This man spoke with an Irish accent.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the Golf Avenue area last night to get in touch with us at Dumfries on the 101 number if they saw or heard anything suspicious. We are also keen to hear from anyone in the area who may have any private CCTV footage which might have captured images of these two men last night. Likewise we would like to hear from anyone who may have any information which might assist us in catching those responsible for this alarming crime. Thankfully crimes such as this are a rarity in Dumfries and we are determined to catch those responsible.”


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