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Man robbed at knifepoint in flat by group of three men

The trio forced their way in the house at 1am on Sunday in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

Robbed: The incident happened on Ann Street.
Robbed: The incident happened on Ann Street. Google

A 26-year-old man has been robbed in a flat in South Lanarkshire.

The man answered his door to three men on Ann Street in Hamilton at around 1am on Sunday

The men pushed their way into the flat, demanding money, threatening the victim with a knife.

The three suspects then searched through the flat and left a short time later with a watch and keys.

The victim was uninjured but badly shaken.

He left the flat and flagged down a local taxi - a blue Citroen Berlingo - on Glasgow Road to take him to the police station.

The first suspect is described as white, in his 30s and around 6ft, with dark coloured hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit.

The second suspect was white, in his 30s, under 6ft, with dark coloured hair. He was wearing a navy coloured tracksuit.

The last suspect is described as white, in his 30s, under 6ft, with dark coloured hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark coloured jogging trousers.

Detective constable Stephanie Bertram said: "I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Ann Street in Hamilton around 1am on Sunday morning and saw these three men acting suspiciously to come forward.

"Enquiries are being carried out in the area and officers are viewing CCTV footage to gather more information on the suspects.

"I would also like to appeal to the taxi driver who picked up the victim to contact us, as he may have information that is vital to this investigation.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Cambuslang Police Office through 101."

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