A MAN had to go to hospital after being attacked and robbed of his watch and cash in the street.

The incident took place just after midnight on Thursday, July 11 on Calder Street, Blantyre. Police say he was approached by two people and assaulted before having his belongings taken.

The 53-year-old victim was treated at home before later being taken to Hairmyres by ambulance.

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The suspects are believed to be a man and a woman. Officers are currently working to obtain further descriptions.

Detective Constable Ruth Whyte, at Cambuslang CID, is now looking to the public for more details and said: “We are still trying to establish a motive for this incident and, as such, would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity and may have seen this incident take place or the man and woman involved prior to the incident.

“There will have been people in the area at the time as there is a 24-hour supermarket nearby. Think back - do you remember seeing anything?

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“In particular, we are appealing to taxi drivers and a young man who we know passed by as the incident was taking place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cambuslang CID via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0128  of Thursday, July 11 2019. 

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.