Do you recognise him? Police release e-fit after man in his 70s is robbed in his own home

Detectives have released an e-fit of a suspect after an elderly man was pinned down in a terrifying robbery in his own home.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 5:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 4:01 pm
Police have released this e-fit of a woman they are looking for

The victim – a man in his seventies – was at his home in Trotter Terrace, Shotton Colliery, County Durham, at around 8.30pm on January 7 when a man and a woman entered the property through an unlocked door.

He was pinned to his sofa by the woman while the man stole his wallet, as well as a heavy gold belcher bracelet and two men’s gold belcher-style necklaces, one of which had the Star of David on it.

The woman is described as being white, in her early thirties, around 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with waist length straight blonde hair.

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She was wearing a light cream jacket, blue jeans and short brown boots.

A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman appealed to anyone who recognised the woman to get in touch with detectives as soon as possible: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who was robbed in his own home – a place where he should be able to feel safe,” she said.

“We would like to speak to anyone who recognises the woman, or who may have any information which could help our investigation.”

Anyone who is able to help should call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting crime reference number CRI00243656 with any information.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.