Elderly woman is robbed in her home

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An elderly woman was robbed in her home after having her arms bound together around her stair lift.

The 74-year-old was pushed over and robbed on Friday December 20 at her Morecambe house.

Detectives are now appealing for information about the incident.

The robbery took place at about 7pm, when the victim answered a knock at the front door of her home on Christie Avenue.

Police said two men immediately entered her house, pushing her over before binding her arms together around her stair lift at the bottom of the stairs.

The men then ransacked her home before stealing a quantity of money and some personal items of great sentimental value to her.

Only after some considerable time did the woman manage to free herself before alerting the police.

Both offenders are described as white, well-built and wearing hats.

One man was about 6ft tall and the second man was shorter at about 5ft8in. Both covered their faces during the attack.

Detective Inspector Andy Bunn from Lancaster Police said: “This was a most despicable attack on a vulnerable and defenceless elderly woman in the run up to Christmas.

“The level of violence used was completely unnecessary causing the lady to suffer bruising to her wrists and arms.

“I implore anyone with any knowledge of this crime to contact Lancashire Police on 101 or should they prefer to do so anonymously by ringing the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 and quoting log reference .LC-20131220-1211.”




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