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Man awoken to find intruder in his Old Trafford house

November 7, 2014, 5:57 pm

A man was startled when he awoke to find a thief in his bedroom and was then robbed of jewellery.

It happened at the 71-year-old man’s home on Shrewsbury Court in Old Trafford at about 3.20am on Friday 7 November 2014.

The offender broke in through the window and went into the man’s bedroom where he was sleeping, grabbing him by the wrists and threatening to break his fingers if he did not give him money.

He also threatened to stab the homeowner with a knife although no weapon was actually seen.

The thief then stole two rings and a watch the victim was wearing at the time before fleeing.

Unfortunately, the man did not get a look at the offender and cannot provide a description.

The first ring is described as being a 21 carat gold horse shoe ring with a horse’s head in the centre. The second was a 19 carat gold band with a gold square design and the initials BAB engraved, albeit now very faded.

The watch was square shaped with a white face, a gold coloured trim and a dark brown leather strap.

Police have now issued a still of a ring that is very similar to the one stolen and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Rachel Smith said: “This man was startled to find an intruder in his bedroom, and then subjected to a very frightening ordeal including threats by the offender to stab him and break his fingers.

“He had no idea if the offender would make good on these threats and quite understandably is extremely upset.

“We need to find the offender who subjected this man to such a horrific ordeal and that is why I am appealing for the public’s help.

“Although we do not have a description of the offender, we do have good descriptions of the jewellery stolen and have released a picture of a very similar ring, so I would ask that people look at these descriptions and if you are offered jewellery like this then please call us immediately.”

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