Elderly woman robbed in her home after hour long ordeal

An elderly woman has been threatened with violence during an hour long ordeal after two men broke into her home and stole jewellery and a mobile phone.

The offenders struck in the early hours of Wednesday 21 December in Wake Green Road, Billesley.

The 77-year-old occupant of the address was asleep when the men broke in and threatened to cut her fingers off if she didn’t give them ‘the gold’.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Tom Lyons said: “Fortunately the lady wasn’t injured, but she was left extremely shaken by her ordeal.

“The men broke in around 4am and spent some time searching the address.”

Shortly after 6am the woman’s debit card was used at the cashpoint on Haunch Lane. CCTV has captured the man who used the card and then walked off in the direction of Warstock Lane.

DC Lyons added: “I am hoping that someone may recognise the man from the CCTV and contact me urgently. There were other people using the cashpoint at the same time who might have vital information.”

DC Lyons can be contacted on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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