Elderly man threatened with screwdriver after three-man raid at Rochdale home

An elderly man was threatened with a screwdriver after three men broke into his house in Rochdale last week.

Shortly after 6.20pm on Monday 17 August 2015, three men broke into the house of the 79-year-old on Norford Way in Rochdale. 

One of the men forced the victim into his bedroom and threatened him with a screwdriver, while two other men searched the house. 

The offenders, described as three white men, stole a number of items including jewellery and money. 

Detective Constable Simon Massey from Rochdale police station said: “We are determined to catch the people responsible for this crime and we are investigating the possibility that the men may have made off from the address afterwards in a waiting car, possibly a dark coloured BMW. 

“We are asking for anyone that saw any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area around this time, to please contact police.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Rochdale on 0161 856 8458 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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