Thief wanted over raids on homes of two elderly Sheffield women 

Detectives are hunting a thief who subjected two elderly women to terrifying raids in their own homes.  

A man called at a home in St Philip’s Road, Netherthorpe, and barged his way in when the door opened, pushing a woman aged in her 80s to the floor.

E-fit of a suspect wanted by police.

E-fit of a suspect wanted by police.

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The victim suffered minor injuries and the robber made off with a small quantity of cash in the attack, which happened on October 3 at 6.45pm. 

In the second incident, a burglar confronted another woman aged in her 80s inside her own home in Bolsover Street, Netherthorpe. 

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He demanded money and made off with £20 on October 8 at 8.40pm. 

Detectives hunting the man responsible have now released an e-fit picture as they step up their efforts to track him down. 

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “Do you know who this man could be? Did you see what happened?

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“If you can help, please call either 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident number 769 of 3 October or 908 of 8 October when passing on information about either incident.”