Shameful gang rob disabled man’s Manchester home twice in five days – leaving him ‘terrified’

By Dean Wilkins

Callous robbers targeted a disabled man’s Manchester home twice in under a week – leaving him deeply upset and terrified.

Three attackers forced their way in to the 56-year-old’s house on Bagnall Walk, Northenden, after punching him in the chest and knocking him to the floor.

They ransacked his home – stealing cash and jewellery – before escaping on June 29. The attackers struck again on July 4 when they smashed their way into his home with a spade.

Detective Inspector Dave Turner, said: “To be targeted once is bad enough, but to twice be the victim of a terrifying raid in your own home in just a few days does not bear thinking about.

“He is understandably deeply upset by what has happened and we are working hard to identify the offenders.

“The victim has been able to provide good descriptions of some of the men, one of which was detailed enough to allow us to create a digital image and I would ask people to look closely at this image and see if it resembles anyone you know.”

The gang escaped in a small five-door silver hatchback car that was parked on Lerfoot Close and officers believe the two incidents are linked.

One offender is white, between 19 and 23 years old, between 5ft 9in and 6ft tall, clean shaven, of medium build, with fair hair.

Another is described as white, between 18 and 24 years old, of slim build and with short black hair and about 5ft 11in tall.

The third is described as white, ‘lanky’ and between 18 and 22 years old.

Detective Inspector Turner added: “I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a small five-door silver hatchback in the area at the time of either offence. There would have been several people, possibly four inside.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6074, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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