Police appeal as man 47 robbed by three men who left him unconscious


Police at Saltcoats are continuing enquiries after a man was assaulted and robbed in the Bourtreehill area of Irvine on Friday 19 May 2017. 


Around 2000 hrs on Friday 19 May. A 47-year-old man was walking in the open field area near to the Towerlands Road bus route in Bourtreehill, Irvine when three men approached him. He was then struck on the head with a blunt object which left him unconscious and the three men ran off with his money and other personal items. The injured man was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock where he was treated for a head injury before being released. The three suspects are described as being around 30 years and were wearing grey coloured clothing. Detective Sergeant John Deans at Saltcoats CID said: “This was a very cowardly attack on a frail, defenceless man who suffers from various health problems and I appeal to members of the public who have any information that could assist our enquiries to contact police immediately. “There were many youths in the area at the time this incident took place and we believe that they may have seen the three suspects hanging around – if so please get in touch with police before they cause misery and harm to someone else.” Anyone with information should contact police at Saltcoats via 101 quoting incident number 4012/19th May. Alternatively calls can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained. 


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