VIDEO: OAP robbed at gunpoint in his Sheffield home

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

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 8:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 8:38 am
Charles Square, High Green, where a 71-year-old man was robbed in his home at gunpoint

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

“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.”

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

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?”

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

n Call police on 101 or email [email protected], quoting incident number 677 of February 20, 2016.