Robber attacks homeowner with CS gas

The man was attacked after confronting a robber

A ROBBER sprayed a homeowner with CS gas after the man disturbed him during his raid.

The 67-year-old returned to his Glasgow home at around 12.30pm on Monday to find his front door had been forced open.  As he opened the door he was confronted by a man ransacking the hall.

When he  challenged the thief he was assaulted and sprayed with a CS gas-type spray.  The suspect then made off and was pursued for a short distance by the victim.

The robber was last seen turning into the city’s Ayr Road.


He is described as being aged around 40-years-old, 5foot 11inches tall, well build and clean shaven. He has a flushed complexion.

He was wearing what is described as a ‘pork-pie’ style hat and dark clothing.

The householder received treatment by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment but was said to be very shaken by the incident.

Speaking from Giffnock Police Office, Detective Sergeant Alan McAlpine said: “Thankfully, this brave man was unharmed and was able to provide officers with a good description of the suspect.  I would ask that anyone who was in the The Grove or Ayr Road around lunchtime on the 19 September, who may have seen a man running or perhaps someone hanging around earlier in the day, to contact us as soon as possible.