A HEROIC south side pensioner was hospitalised and has been left “traumatised” after tackling a sneak-in thief.
At around 1pm on Friday the 84-year-old was cutting grass at his Woodside Avenue residence when a neighbour informed him that a man had entered his home.
The elderly man and his neighbour went into the house and began hunting the intruder.
When they confronted the thug they attempted to restrain him, resulting in a struggle.
The thief managed to break free, inflicting a cut to the pensioner’s eye in his escape, fleeing with his victim’s wallet.
He was last seen in High Park heading towards Main Street, Thornliebank.
The elderly man was taken to the Victoria Infirmary where he was given stitches for his eye injury.
The suspect is described as white, in his 20’s, six foot tall, slim build and was wearing a light coloured jacket and light blue jeans.
Detective Constable Justine Murray at Pollok CID said: “This was a sickening experience for an elderly man who bravely tried to capture the sneak-in thief.
“Unfortunately he has been left not only traumatised but also with a nasty injury to his upper eyelid.
“I’d like to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue vicinity on Friday, July 13 around lunchtime and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area or anyone who may have seen him running away from the house towards High Park.”
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Pollok CID on 532 5600 or alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.