Police appealing for information after a robbery in Irvine
ROBBERY – IRVINE
Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly couple were robbed in the Irvine area of Wednesday 24 October 2018.
Around 6.30pm a 72 year old woman and 74 year old man were within their home in The Fairways when they heard a loud noise at the back of the property.
The patio doors had been smashed and three men entered, demanding they hand over money and belongings.
The 74 year old man was struck on the arm with what may have been a metal bar, before the couple’s son came downstairs and challenged the suspects.
The men then made off from the property through the back garden. It is unknown which direction they went.
The family called the police who attended and it was discovered that a three figure sum of cash and bank cards had been stolen.
The victim did not require any hospital treatment.
The first suspect is described as white, 5ft6 and were black clothing.
The second suspect is described as white, 5ft8, wearing black clothing with a balaclava or scarf covering his face.
The third suspect is described as white, 6ft, wearing dark clothing with a balaclava or scarf covering his face.
Detective Inspector Mick Carr from Saltcoats CID said: “These despicable individuals forced their way into an elderly couple’s home and subjected them to a terrifying ordeal.
“It is absolutely imperative that we trace them and officers are currently examining CCTV and speaking to local residents as part of their enquiries.
“I am appealing for any residents living in the area who saw or heard anything at all suspicious last night to please get in touch.
“The Fairways cul-de-sac also leads to the A737 Kilwinning Road which will have been busy with vehicles around the time of the incident. I would appeal to any motorists who were driving on this road and may have noticed three men matching the above descriptions, or anything out of the ordinary, to come forward.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Saltcoats CID via 101, quoting incident number 3149 of Wednesday 24 October 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”