A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a resident who was robbed in his Sheffield home on Christmas Day died in hospital.
The 37-year-old suspect is being quizzed today by detectives following the incident in Reney Crescent, Greenhill.
Officers said a man was attacked in his own home before cash and a games console were stolen.
Police said the robbery victim was left in a critical condition after the raid and died overnight.
He answered a knock at his door at 10.30am and was assaulted before money and a PlayStation 3 were taken by the raider, who fled the scene.
Detective Inspector Richard Partridge, leading the police probe, said it is believed the victim was ‘deliberately targeted’.
He branded the incident ‘a dreadful act’.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said today: “At around 10.30am on Thursday, December 25, a 61-year-old man was inside his home in Reney Crescent, when he answered a knock at his door.
“An unknown man is reported to have entered the property, assaulting the 61-year-old and taking a PlayStation 3 and cash before fleeing the scene.
“The 61-year-old was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries where he later died.
“His family have been informed and officers are providing support.
“A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody today.”
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 332 of 25 December 2014 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.