Police are re-appealing for information after a robbery of a 94-year-old man in his own home in Sale.
It was at around 4am on May 22nd last year two men forced their way in to a property on Priory Close in Sale and began searching the place.
The 94-year-old man who was sleeping heard the noise before going to investigate, at which point one of the offenders grabbed him and hit him in the face.
They pushed the pensioner to the ground and kicked him whilst the other man searched his home.
The offenders searched his home before fleeing whilst leaving the pensioner on the floor, they stole a quantity of cash that was kept in a jar to pay for parking at his local hospital.
Both offenders are described as white men, wearing dark blue coats and gloves, one was around 5ft 7ins tall and the second was approximately 5ft 9ins.
The 94-year-old man was taken to hospital a few days later with a life threatening brain injury, where he underwent three operations.
He was later discharged and recovering at home, but he fell ill and sadly died in hospital on Feb 10 2017.
A Home Office Post Mortem examination took place but further tests are required to ascertain the full circumstances of his death.
Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “Firstly, I’d like to extend my condolences to the man’s family and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
“This vile attack put this man through a horrific ordeal and left him hospital-bound with severe injuries.
WIt’s deeply troubling that these offenders cared more about a jar of petty cash than they did about the man’s welfare.
“There’s a chance that someone may have heard some commotion or seen the offenders flee the scene and, if so, now’s the time to come forward so we can provide some answers to his family.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 10161 856 7530 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111