Raiders steal cash from pensioner

PUBLISHED: 13:26 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

A GANG stole cash from an elderly Buntingford man after breaking into his house on Tuesday night. The incident took place between 10pm and 10.15pm. Three men broke into the man s house, in Hare Street Road, by forcing the patio doors. Two of them searche

A GANG stole cash from an elderly Buntingford man after breaking into his house on Tuesday night.

The incident took place between 10pm and 10.15pm.

Three men broke into the man's house, in Hare Street Road, by forcing the patio doors.

Two of them searched the lounge while the third demanded money from the man, who is in his 80s.

After he had found his wallet and handed over some money, the raiders left.

The victim was not harmed during the incident.

Det Con Dave Taylor, who is investigating the crime, said: "I would appeal to anyone who can help with our inquiries to contact us without delay.

"If you were in the area and saw anyone acting suspiciously, please call us with details. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital to finding those responsible."

Anyone with information should call the Eastern Area Burglary and Robbery Unit on 01992 533271, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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