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Pensioner, 92, hurt in robbery in Rotherham

Injuries sustained by a pensioner who was robbed in her home in Rotherham

Injuries sustained by a pensioner who was robbed in her home in Rotherham

Police have released a shocking photograph of a 92-year-old woman injured during a robbery in her own home.

The pensioner suffered severe bruising to her arms after a man and woman called at her flat in Bawtry Road, Rotherham, claiming to be from South Yorkshire Police.

She was pushed into the flat and restrained by the man while his accomplice searched the property.

Around £400 in cash was stolen by the robbers.

Detective Inspector Steve Ashmore, from Rotherham CID, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for an elderly member of the community and we’re providing all relevant support to the woman.

“It appears to be an isolated incident but that’s no consolation to the victim who sustained significant bruising to her arms.

“To trick your way into someone’s home is devious and calculated but then to restrain a pensioner and take cash from her purse is a despicable act.

“House-to-house and forensic enquiries continue and I urge anyone with information to contact us.”

The male robber was white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a stocky build with a round face and he had a thick grey moustache.

The woman was white, 5ft 4ins tall and slim.

Both wore blue anoraks with hoods.

Anyone with information about the raid at 6.50pm mon Saturday should call South Yorkshire Police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 
 
 

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