Pensioner assualted in his Stranraer home

Police in Stranraer are investigating after a 71-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in his home in Belmont Road.

Officers said at around 11.15pm on Saturday 30 August, the victim was at home when he answered a knock to his door. On opening it he was confronted by two people, one of whom overpowered him, knocking him to the ground.

The victim had over £200 in cash taken from him before the two then left. The victim was not injured but was left shaken and distressed.

The two who called at the house are described as: male, about 30 years, 5’9” tall, stocky build, short cropped hair, wearing dark blue jeans a dark grey top and a dark blue hoodless rain jacket. The second person is only described as being about 5’7” tall and was wearing denim jeans and a hooded jacket.

It is not known if this person was male or female.

Detective Constable Garry Mitchell said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the Belmont Road area of Stranraer around this time on Saturday evening and who may have seen anything suspicious. This is a cowardly attack on en elderly man in his own home and we are asking for the public’s help to catch those responsible.”