Sheffield OAP threatened with knife in own home

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A pensioner was threatened with a knife during a raid of his Sheffield home this week.

He was woken at 1.15am on Tuesday to the sound of smashing glass at his home on Norton Avenue, Gleadless, and was confronted by a man with a scarf covering his face.

The OAP was pushed him to the floor and ordered to hand over cash while being threatened with a knife.

Police said the burglar stole £350 from the OAP’s disabled son’s wallet.

The money had been given to him as birthday gifts the day before.

DC Chris Hanson, investigating the raid, said: “This was an aggressive attack on a vulnerable man.

“Fortunately he did not sustain serious injuries however he is incredibly shaken and distressed by the incident.”

The suspect was white, slim and between 30 and 40 years old.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark, waterproof jacket.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.