VIDEO: OAP robbed at gunpoint in his Sheffield home

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Three thugs attacked and robbed a terrified 71-year-old Sheffield man at gunpoint in his own home.

Detectives hunting the yobs have released this e-fit of one the gang.

Charles Square, High Green, where a 71-year-old man was robbed in his home at gunpoint

Charles Square, High Green, where a 71-year-old man was robbed in his home at gunpoint

The robbers smashed their way into the pensioner’s High Green home in broad daylight.

One man knocked on the door and while the elderly man answered his two accomplices smashed a window and climbed inside.

The trio threatened the man and demanded money – with one, described as wearing a blue hooded jacket, threatening the victim with a gun.

They inflicted what police describe as ‘minor injuries’ on the OAP, before fleeing the property on Charles Square with money.

Efit of man who robbed 71-year-old at gunpoint in his own home

Efit of man who robbed 71-year-old at gunpoint in his own home

One neighbour on Charles Square said: “I saw two armed officers running about on the estate just after it went off.

“We were frightened after it happened – it’s quite a quiet area usually.

“It’s dreadful whoever it happens to, it’s shocking really.”

Another neighbour said: “The police were very quick to respond though, they were up on the Square really fast.

“We’ve asked for CCTV on the Square a few times before but that’s not happened.”

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The offenders are believed to have fled the property after taking a quantity of cash.

“The elderly man suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident

“Do you recognise the man?

“Did you see a group of men behaving suspiciously in the High Green area on that Saturday afternoon?”

n Call police on 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 677 of February 20, 2016.