Man robbed and zapped with ‘cattle prod’ by thief duo in Cowdenbeath

Man robbed and zapped with ‘cattle prod’ by thief duo in Cowdenbeath

Police in Fife are investigating following a robbery in Cullaloe View, Cowdenbeath.

The incident happened around 7.30pm on Monday, April 24, near a garage site in Cullaloe View.

A 48-year-old man was approached by two unknown men, who presented him with a conductive energy device, described as looking like a cattle prod. 

The 48-year-old handed over his personal items, however he was subsequently assaulted with the device.

The suspects left in an unknown direction.  The victim was uninjured by the attack and did not require medical attention.

A three-figure-sum of money was taken, along with the victim’s mobile phone.

Police were contacted and officers are now appealing for witnesses.

The first suspect is described as a white man in his late thirties and is around 6ft-6ft 1” in height with a medium build. 

He was wearing blue mechanics overalls with a grey hooded top.  His face was covered by a bandana or similar item.

The second suspect is also a white man, who is around 5ft 7”-5ft 8” in height with a stocky build.  He was wearing a dark blue tracksuit, with black shoes or trainers.  He was also wearing a bandana or similar to cover his face.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan of Dunfermline CID said:  “This was an appalling and violent attack, which has left the victim badly shaken.

“It is important that we trace the two men responsible as soon as possible and officers are currently conducting high visibility patrols in the area. 

“I would ask anyone who was in the Cullaloe View area of Cowdenbeath on the evening of Monday, April 24, and saw anything suspicious to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Those with information are asked to contact Dunfermline’s Criminal Investigation Department on 101, quoting incident number 2361 of April 25, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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