Man injured in home break-in

A PENSIONER was taken to hospital on Friday after tackling a thief who had broken into his Thornliebank home.

The 84-year-old was cutting the grass at the side of the house, on Woodside Avenue, at around 1pm when a neighbour told him a man had entered the home.

Both went into the house and tried to grab hold of the robber but he managed to escape, injuring the elderly man and leaving with his wallet.

The victim was taken to the Victoria Infirmary and given stitches for an eye injury before being released.

The intruder – described as white, in his 20s 6ft tall and slim – was last seen in High Park heading towards the area’s Main Street. He was wearing a light coloured jacket and light blue jeans.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward, and detective constable Justine Murray said: “This was a sickening experience for an elderly man who bravely tried to capture the sneak-in thief.

“Unfortunately he has been left not only traumatised but also with a nasty injury to his upper eyelid.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue vicinity on Friday, around lunchtime, and who may have seen the suspect hanging around the area or running away from the house towards High Park”.

Anyone with information can contact Pollok CID on 532 5600.