E-fit image of robber who pretended to be police officer released

E-fit: The police released the image of the suspect in the Airdrie robbery.
E-fit: The police released the image of the suspect in the Airdrie robbery.

An e-fit image of a robber who stole from a pensioner while pretending to be a police officer has been released.

The 65-year-old victim was targeted in his North Lanarkshire home on Monday, January 28, by two men posing as Strathclyde Police officers.

They told them they were looking for stolen goods and when he let them into his home in Kennedy Drive, Airdrie, one of the robbers held him in his bedroom while the other took gold jewellery, a purse and medals.

The pensioner was then taken into the common close of the building before the robbers ran off at around 6pm.

On Wednesday, the police released an image of one of the men to the media.

One of the robbers was around 5ft 4in and was wearing a dark suit, black jacket and glasses. The second was 6ft and was wearing a dark suit and black jacket.

Both men were wearing ear pieces and were carrying fake warrant cards.

Detectives at Coatbridge CID are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the image or who has any information to contact them on 01698 483 000.

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