A MAN has been robbed and left with serious injuries following a raid in Bellshill. 

The 31-year-old was attacked by two men who forced entry in a property in Hamilton Road at around 11.40 pm on Monday. 

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital Monklands for treatment.

A three-figure sum of cash was stolen during the incident, which officers believe was a targeted attack.

The suspects are both described as wearing dark-coloured clothing. They are believed to have left the area following the incident in a white transit van which was last seen passing the church on Main Street.

It is understood police are not linking the incident to recent robberies in the Lanarkshire area. 

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Detective Inspector Kenny Dalrymple, of Wishaw CID, said: “As a result of this incident a man has been left with serious injuries and we are conducting a thorough investigation to establish what has happened.

“We believe the suspects were carrying weapons and may have parked their vehicle in the Glebe Street area prior to the attack.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the van, or the suspects in the area immediately prior to, or after the incident, to get in touch with officers to help our investigation.

“Equally anyone with private CCTV or dash-cam devices are urged to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to officers as soon as possible.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 4547 of 4 November. A report can be made to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.