AN elderly woman has been left frightened and traumatised after an assault and robbery within her home. 

Police in Glasgow are appealing for information about the violent incident in Shettleston on Tuesday, October 1. 

A 76-year-old woman was within her home on Balintore Street when a man forced entry and stole a quantity of cash between midnight and 1am.

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While the victim did not require any hospital treatment, police say she has been left 'shaken' by the attack. 

Chief Inspector Patrick Murphy said: “Although the woman did not require hospital treatment, this has been an extremely frightening and traumatic incident for her.

"She has been left very shaken and is being supported by her family and our officers."

Enquiries are ongoing and local officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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The suspect is described as a white 28-30-year-old Scottish man with a local Glaswegian accent.

He is medium build, around 5 foot 7 inches tall with slight stubble.

He was wearing a light blue hooded jacket with the hood up. The jacket possibly had a white logo and darker sleeves.

Chief Inspector Murphy added: “It is vital that we trace the person responsible.

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"We are looking for any witnesses who may have observed the suspect in the area before or running away after the incident. We are also appealing to any taxi drivers or other vehicles with dash cam footage which may have caught the suspect running away and in the area.

“We will not tolerate this type of behaviour and criminality in our communities and I would encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to contact the police by calling 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2249 of October 1, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.