Dumfries Pensioner Robbed By Masked Gang In His Own Home

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POLICE Officers are appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed in Dumfries.

Around 9.10pm on Monday, 22 February, 2021, five masked men entered the home of a 74-year-old man at Newfield Caravan Park on Annan Road and stole a three-figure sum of cash. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Paul Steele, of Dumfries CID, said “This was an extremely frightening ordeal for the victim and luckily he was not injured as a result.
“Incidents such as this are rare in Dumfries and we have a dedicated team of officers working on the investigation in order to catch those responsible as quickly as possible.
“I am keen to hear from anybody who was in the area of Newfield Caravan Park around the time of the incident and may have seen individuals or vehicles connected with this crime.
“Anyone with information please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3714 of 22 February or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be provided anonymously.”

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