• Ayrshire Daily News

BREAKING: Police Appealing For Information After 90-Year-Old Woman Robbed in Kilmarnock

Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed in her home in Kilmarnock on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.

Between 2.15pm and 2.30pm a man, who had carried out some gardening work for the 90-year-old woman on Monday, appeared at her door in Cameron Drive. He gained entry to the property, grabbed her and demanded money. The suspect left with a low two-figure sum of money and some personal items, making off in the direction of the ‘Courts’ area of New Farm Loch. He is described as white, 5ft11, of slim build, with short dark coloured hair. He was wearing a black hooded top, grey joggers tucked into green socks and white trainers. Detective Sergeant Keith Hyndes from Kilmarnock CID said: “This despicable individual preyed on a vulnerable elderly woman after carrying out some gardening work for her the day before, which was paid for in full at the time. “Thankfully she was not injured during the incident but this was still an extremely distressing experience which has left her badly shaken. “It is vital that we trace the man responsible and I am appealing for anyone who was in the surrounding area and noticed a man matching the above description, or anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch. “I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling through to check their footage in case they have managed to capture the suspect. “This incident will understandably have caused concern to the local community and I would like to reassure you that we are following a positive line of enquiry and additional patrols will be in the area throughout the investigation. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 2052 of Tuesday, 20 July, 2021. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”