An 84-year-old man has been admitted to hospital following an attempted robbery at his home in Cheadle
August 15, 2012, 2:19 pm
An 84-year-old man has been admitted to hospital following an attempted robbery at his home in Cheadle.
At about 4pm on Tuesday 24 July 2012 three men approached the communal door of a block of flats on York Close.
They walked through the entrance and approached the victims flat. They banged and kicked at the door until he answered.
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The offenders pushed past him and demanded money before ransacking his bedroom and leaving empty handed.
The 84-year-old victim has an existing heart problem and due to the stress of the situation he became unwell and was admitted into hospital where he was treated for a heart attack.
The offenders are described as men in their 20s, they all had shaven heads and wore dark clothing.
Police are now appealing for witnesses.
Detective Constable Alan Smith from Stockport CID, said: “The victim was where he felt safe in his own home, when his privacy was invaded by these three men.
“They went away empty handed, but have left a lasting effect on the victim. He was admitted to hospital for ten days for treatment to an existing health problem and is understandably very shaken by the incident.
“The public can help us find these men by reporting any suspicious activity they saw around this flat at about the time of the robbery. Any little piece of information could be vital to us so please do come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Stockport CID on 0161 856 9745, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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