Disabled elderly couple robbed in their own home in Timperley

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Detectives are appealing for information after a disabled elderly couple were robbed in their own home in Timperley

 

Police were called out to Shaftesbury Avenue at around 3am on July 4 to reports of an aggravated burglary.

Two hooded men dressed in black had forced their way inside a property on Shaftesbury Avenue through a rear window, one of the men threatened the couple and forced them to stay in their chairs in the living room while the other man ransacked the house.

The first man took a gold bracelet from the woman’s arm before the pair fled the scene with cash and jewellery, including two Longines watches worth £1000 each.

Describing the offenders the first man was 6ft tall, slender build, dark eyes and he spoke with a local accent, he was wearing a black hooded top and fingerless gloves, the second offender is described as just wearing all black.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for the public’s help to trace the men responsible.

Detective Constable Simon Johnson of GMP’s Trafford division said: “This was a callous burglary committed against a vulnerable elderly couple in their eighties who have been left extremely shaken.

“These men have forced their way inside the home in the middle of the night and subjected them to a terrifying ordeal in the place where they should feel safe.

“It happened in a residential area while people were in bed, but the road is a main thoroughfare to Altrincham and anybody driving through may have noticed these individuals acting suspiciously around that time.

“If you saw or heard anything suspicious I would urge you to contact us, I would ask people to look at the photographs of the bracelet and watch in case they are offered these to buy, it could prove to be key in helping us find the men responsible.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 266 of 04/07/17, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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