Manhunt launched after pensioner ‘left shaken’ following robbery bid

The 74-year-old victim was targeted in the Carmuirs Avenue area of Falkirk at around 7.55pm on Thursday.

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Falkirk: Police have appealed for information.

Police have launched a manhunt after a pensioner was “left shaken” following an attempted robbery.

The 74-year-old victim was targeted in the Carmuirs Avenue area of Falkirk at around 7.55pm on Thursday.

Police said a man entered a property and demanded money from the pensioner. The suspect then fled in the direction of Carmuirs Street.

The suspect was described as stocky, around 5ft 5-11ins, and was wearing black clothing, a black hat and a black mask.

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Detective sergeant Chris Scott said: “Fortunately no one was injured but a 74-year-old man was left shaken by what has happened.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the incident or has any information to get in touch.

“If you were driving in the area and have dashcam footage that might help with our investigation, then please call us.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.