Man's phone taken in park knife attack

A MAN was robbed of his mobile phone at knife-point in a park.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

The 53-year-old was threatened while walking in a park in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.

The thief fled with his phone and a small amount of cash after brandishing a knife. The incident happened at around 8.50pm on Tuesday night.

Police said the man was not injured but was badly-shaken after his ordeal.

The suspect is described as white, in his early twenties, 5ft 10 inche and of slim build.

He was wearing a black jacket with a grey stripe across the chest, a grey scarf around his face, and slim fitting blue jeans.

Detective Constable Edward Mather of Hamilton Police Office said: "I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident take place, or who may recognise the description of the young man responsible, to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, anonymously."

Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

150225

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

SPOTY, Cinderella at the SECC and festive things to do.

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

What a year for me...it’s a wonderful life!

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.