Terrified Little Hulton pensioner wakes up to find burglar ransacking her house
An elderly woman was woken in the middle of the night by an intruder ransacking her house.
The man broke into the pensioner's house in Briar Hill Avenue, Little Hulton, between 4.30am and 4.40am on Monday.
The terrified woman woke up and found the man rifling through the downstair rooms in her house.
He then demanded money and threatened to hurt her unless she handed it over.
The woman said she had no money in the house, but the burglar noticed she was wearing jewellery and demanded that she handed it over.
He stole four gold diamond rings, one of which also had an oval aquamarine stone and another which had an amber stone, as well as a thin gold link necklace before running out of the house.
The raider was a young man, very tall and thin, dressed all in black with his eyes showing and wearing black gloves.
He spoke with a Salford accent and was carrying a torch and a screwdriver.
Det Sgt Peter Morris said: "This jewellery holds a great deal of sentimental value to the victim and she is desperate to get it back.
"If you have been offered jewellery under suspicious circumstances please phone the police straight away.
"I would urge anyone who has information about this robbery to come forward.
"No matter how insignificant you think it might be, it could be absolutely crucial information that will help us find the offender so please come forward."
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565097 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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