CRIMESTOPPERS are offering a £5,000 reward for information after the robbery of a 76-year-old woman at her home in Crossford.

Police released further CCTV footage last month of a man they believe could help in their probe into the "despicable robbery".

The incident occurred on Friday, May 4 at around 11pm when the elderly victim was confronted in her home by a man who threatened and restrained her before leaving the property.

At the first appeal, issued in May, DI McEwan described the incident as a "despicable robbery of an elderly woman, which left her very shaken and distressed".

The man is described as being around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short, light hair. He may have a foreign accent, which could be Eastern European, and may drive a black Vauxhall Mokka.

Crimestoppers charity is now offering the reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this attack.

The woman, 76, was approached outside her property and was forced into the house by a man who then stole jewellery and a number of cameras. 

Angela Parker, Scotland National Manager for the charity Crimestoppers, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and what she went through is something I cannot even begin to imagine.

“The man responsible is clearly someone who does not care who he hurts, how much suffering he inflicts, regardless of whether that person is vulnerable or not.

“Our charity guarantees that everyone who contacts us stays 100% anonymously. Always.

"We’ve kept that promise for our 30 year history. No-one will know you contacted us and it could be your information that makes the difference so please contact us and be an ambassador for your community.”

If you have any information on this robbery, then please contact Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at