Pair hunted after robbery

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Police have revealed that a householder was left shaking after a daylight robbery at his home, writes Bob Burgess.

It happened around 4pm last Thursday at a house in Croft Street, Galashiels.

Police have confirmed they are hunting for a man and woman in connection with the incident.

They revealed that the two arrived at the property and when the male occupier opened the door, they then forced their way into the home.

The pair then fled after stealing money and a bank card.

Police say they left the house at around 4.10pm and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Croft Street area and who may have seen the culprits.

Detective Sergeant Adrian Dixon, of Police Scotland, commented: “The homeowner did not suffer any physical harm during this incident, but it has left him quite badly shaken.”

The man was able to give police descriptions of the raiders.

The male is white, around 6ft with short black hair and facial hair.

The female suspect is white, aged around 35 years, about 5ft 6in with light-brown, shoulder-length hair.

Both suspects had local accents.

DS Dixon added: “Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace both suspects and I would ask anyone with information that would assist us to come forward.”