A pensioner has been attacked and robbed in his own home in Aberdeenshire.
The 77-year-old man sustained “minor injuries” in the assault which occurred on Thursday in the Gadle Braes area of Peterhead.
Items of jewellery worth a “low four-figure” sum were also taken during the robbery which happened in the morning.
Detective Constable Scott Massie said: "I would urge anybody who may have knowledge of this cowardly attack on a particularly vulnerable member of the community to contact Grampian Police.”
Anybody who has information about the incident can contact police on 0845 600 5700 or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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