A WOMAN who was assaulted and robbed in her own home by a gang of men was wrongly targeted, according to cops.

Four men, who were covering their faces with scarfs, forced their way into the 50-year-old’s home in Cedar Road, Bishopbriggs.

Police say the woman is not believed to have been the "intended target".

The “terrifying” incident took place on September 30, at around 8.45pm.

After gaining access, the gang demanded money. One of them then hit the woman on the hand with a weapon before they all fled with a two-figure sum of money.

The terrified victim did not require hospital treatment.

Officers have described the four suspects as between 30 and 40 years old and wearing face coverings.

One of them is further described as having spiky red/brown hair.

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Constable David Russell, from the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan, said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim, who is not believed to have been the intended target, and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“It is vital we trace the despicable individuals involved and I am appealing to anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation to come forward.

“In particular I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area on Thursday evening, and saw anything suspicious, as well as any motorists with dash-cams who were driving through at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 3276 of Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.