A man sustained life-changing injuries in a “violent and unprovoked” assault after two people forced their way into a Greenock flat.
On Tuesday, February 28 at around 8.30pm, two men forced their way into the property on Murdieston Street and assaulted a 29-year-old man before making off with a four-figure sum of cash.
The man who was attacked was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are reviewing CCTV footage for any information on the suspects and said that they are following a positive line of inquiry.
Detective constable Brian Connelly said: “This young man has sustained life-changing injuries in this violent and unprovoked attack. We are following a positive line of inquiry, however, we still need assistance from the public and I am asking anyone with information to contact us, no matter how insignificant the information may seem.
“I would also ask anyone with recording equipment to check the footage as it could hold images which could assist our ongoing investigation.”
The incident comes after another man was fatally shot on the doorstep of his Greenock home on the same day in the early hours of the morning, almost three miles away.
Police have said that the incidents are not linked.
Detective Connelly added: “I’m aware people have concerns following the death of a man in Nairn Street earlier this week, however, I want to reassure everyone that there are no links to that incident. Additional officers remain on patrol and anyone with concerns can speak to those officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3383 of February 28, 2023. Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where your information can be given anonymously.