Elderly victims targeted in raids - The Worcester Observer

Elderly victims targeted in raids

Worcester Editorial 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

TWO ELDERLY people have been left shaken after two men broke into their homes and attacked them during robberies in Bromsgrove and Worcester.

The intruders forced their way through the back door of the first house on Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, at about 6pm on Tuesday (November 17) and knocked down the pensioner before threatening her and leaving with her cash and jewellery.

At 8pm, that evening, two men entered a property on Barn Close in St Johns, Worcester, where they punched the elderly man living there in the face and left with his money.

The attackers had their faces covered during both burglaries and were wearing jeans and trainers. One was wearing a black jacket and the other had a brown jacket on, but both are described as being about 30-years-old and of a thin build.

Detective Sergeant Suzanne Breay, who is leading the investigation, said: “These are undoubtedly worrying incidents and both victims were shaken, but thankfully not seriously injured, during the offence.

“We are working to trace the individuals responsible and ask the local community to contact police if they saw anyone acting suspiciously in or around the area at the time of the offence.

“We have increased our patrols in the area and would like to reassure the local community that we are working hard to trace these offenders as quickly as possible.”

Meanwhile, another robbery, which is not being linked, took place later on in the evening at 8pm in Skiddaw Close, Warndon, Worcester.

Two men described as white, in their late teens or early twenties, of average build in hoodies are reported to have entered the home, pushed over one of the occupants and stole a quantity of cash, no-one was injured.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on the non emergency 101 number or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website.


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