The safety of Manchester’s elderly is in question after a violent thief stole £260 from a 93-year-old woman, by forcing his way into her home.
Police are yet to catch the desperate robber who used a combination of threats and physical power to drive himself into her house and compel her to surrender all her cash.
After hearing a knock, the victim unwittingly opened the door of her home in Somerton Court, Blackley, to the thug at around 11.50am on Friday July 24.
The old lady was then pushed backwards and trapped inside with the aggressive attacker, where she was subjected to repetitive screams of ‘Give me the money, give me the money’.
Powerless to stop the offender and fearing her safety, she obeyed.
The thief then fled through the open door, leaving the shocked and terrified victim behind.
Detective Constable Mike Keogh said: “There is a chance that this man is targeting the elderly, so I would ask people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police.”
A detailed description has been provided and the police urge anyone with information regarding the robbery to come forward.
The offender is described as a white male, aged 18-19 years of small build, around 5ft 10in tall and spoke with a local accent.
He was wearing a large, baggy brown jacket with a large, fur-lined hood pulled over his face.
DC Keogh said: “If you believe you saw a man matching the above description in the area at the time of the incident, please contact police on the numbers provided.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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