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Alert message sent 15/04/2019 11:54:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

The following information was recently circulated by Police Scotland

Police Scotland is seeking witnesses following the report of a robbery in Lockerbie at the weekend. Sometime between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday 13 April 2019 a 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in his home in Sydney Gardens in the town. The victim has been treated for minor injuries following the attack. At this stage it is thought that two men were involved, and jewellery and cash with a value of over £4000 were taken in the raid.

Detective Inspector Dean Little said "at this time we are carrying out door to door enquiries in the immediate area of Sydney Gardens in Lockerbie. We are particularly keen to hear about any sightings of the following two men who were seen in Sydney Gardens on Saturday afternoon. The first is described as being about 5'9" tall, between 22-30 years in age with blondish coloured hair. He was wearing a Hi Viz yellow jacket, dark boiler suit, hard hat and ear muffs, and was carrying some sort of tool bag. The second is again described as being between 22 to 30 years of age, slim build and had black hair. This man was wearing a navy blue coloured Adidas tracksuit. Both men spoke with west of Scotland accents.

"This type of crime is very rare indeed for our area and a team of detectives are now working on the case with a view of catching those responsible. We are asking anyone who lives in Sydney Gardens, or the surrounding area to get in touch with us if they saw either of the two men described. Likewise, we would be keen to hear about any strange vehicles which might have been seen entering or leaving, or even parked up in the area of Sydney Gardens or surrounding streets on Saturday. We are also reviewing CCTV footage from cameras in the area, and any dash cam footage which anyone has while driving in the area would be welcomed".  

Callers can contact Police Scotland on the 101 number, and should quote the reference number 0301 of 15/04/2019

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Varrie McDevitt (NHWN, Admin Assistant, NW Scotland)

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