Masked muggers attack man with cattle prod in Fife street


A 48-year-old man has been attacked and robbed in a Fife street by two men armed with a cattle prod-type device.

The “appalling and violent” incident happened in Cullaloe View, Cowdenbeath, at around 7.30pm on Monday night, near a garage site.

The man was approached by two unknown men, who brandished a device, described as looking like a cattle prod.

The victim handed over his personal items but was then assaulted with the device and was left badly shaken by his ordeal.

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

The first suspect is described as a white man in his late thirties and is around 6′ to 6’1″ tall with 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 5′ 7″ to 5′ 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.”


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