Police probe after man assaulted and robbed

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Detectives are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed of his shop takings on Saturday, September 22.

At around 10pm a 61-year-old Asian man parked his van on Gower Street, near to Maxwell Drive, and went to retrieve an item from the side door or the vehicle.

Two men approached him from behind and a struggle took place which resulted in the victim being struck repeatedly on the face and body before being knocked to the ground.

The suspects made off from the scene with the victim’s mobile phone and his black jacket which contained a four figure sum of shop takings.

They ran along Gower Street in the direction of Sherbrooke Drive before disappearing out of sight.

The first man is described as Asian, between 20 and 30 years old, 6ft, clean shaven, wearing dark grey/black jogging bottoms and top with lighter grey on the chest and shoulders and dark footwear.

The second man is described as Asian, between 20 and 30 years old, 5ft6, of slim build with short dark hair and wearing a lighter grey jogging bottoms and top with dark footwear.

The victim made his way home where his family contacted the police.

Detective Constable Emma Laurie from the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan said: “The victim owns a shop in the area and we believe that the despicable individuals responsible have targeted him specifically, in the hope he would be carrying a significant sum of cash.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the surrounding area on Saturday night and may have noticed two men matching the above descriptions, or anything at all suspicious, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan via 101, quoting incident number 4654 of Saturday 22 September 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.