Man arrested after pensioner robbed in Bothwell

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Officers have been confirmed that an arrest has been made regarding an incident in Bothwell which took place between Christmas and New Year.

Police Scotland put out a witness appeal in via this newspaper after an elderly man was robbed within his home in Wingfield Gardens in Bothwell on Saturday, December 28.

The 77-year-old man had answered the door to two men who then assaulted him and made off with a sum of money and some personal items.

The man did not require any hospital treatment but was badly shaken by his ordeal.

Police deployed additional patrols in the area.

Today ( January 24) a police spokesperson said: “A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with the alleged robbery and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Our enquiries are continuing.”