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Officers appeal for information after elderly mans home was broken into by intruders

News   •   Aug 26, 2019 18:53 BST

Merseyside Police have launched an investigation after an elderly man’s home was broken into by burglars.

The incident is reported to have happened at around 2am on Saturday 24th August at an address on Beatrice Ave, Higher Bebington.

The victim, a man in his 70s awoke to find an unknown man in his home. Here, he threatened the victim whilst another man made an untidy search of the house where they stole a small amount of cash before leaving.

The men are described as white, one around 5ft9 and the other over 6ft, one wearing jeans and a pale green hooded top and the other dressed all in black, both wearing black scarves over their face.

Detective Inspector Tracey Martin said: “Thankfully the victim wasn’t injured, however this is hugely distressing and an obviously frightening incident.

“I would urge anyone with information to really think; how would you feel if this had happened to your relative, your grandparent, your dad? It is a shocking invasion of privacy which has left the victim very upset in return for the intruders receiving a quite frankly, pointless financial gain.

“I am appalled that someone could think it is okay to do this to someone else and that’s why I want anyone that believes they have information to come forward.

“I know due to the time of the incident, it may be unlikely that someone saw someone acting suspiciously but you never know. Please get in touch and help us bring these people to justice.”

Please DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously quoting: 19100475171.