Robbers hold knife to victim's throat as they steal necklace that was gift from her dead niece in Little Hulton

Sentimental necklace ripped from pensioner's neck by knife wielding robbers

Sentimental necklace ripped from pensioner's neck by knife wielding robbers

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ROBBERS held a knife to a pensioner’s throat before ransacking her home and stealing jewellery.

The two raiders smashed a window by throwing a brick through a patio door before attacking the victim, a 65-year-old woman, upstairs at her home in Belcroft Drive, Little Hulton.

The two men, who were armed with knives, demanded she handed over gold, and one of the men pushed her into the front bedroom and held the knife to her throat.

He ripped a gold necklace from her neck and both men ransacked her bedroom, stealing more jewellery.

The necklace had been a gift from the victim’s niece who has since died.

Det Con Paul Davies said: “These two men broke into this woman’s house while she was alone upstairs.

“Imagine her horror when two men ran up her stairs armed with knives and held one up to her throat.

“We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.

"It was a very distressing and frightening experience for the victim who was in fear of her life.

“Thankfully she was not seriously injured, but has been left very shaken by her ordeal.

“The necklace itself is of great sentimental value as it was bought for the woman by her niece, and with the anniversary of her niece’s death approaching this is adding to an already distressing time.”

The incident happened between 11.45pm and 12pm on Monday.

One of the suspects was white, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall, thin, aged about 18, with short brown hair and a thin face.

He was wearing a light grey hooded zip-up top and light grey bottoms.

The second man was white, about 5ft tall, with a thin face and long brown eyelashes, aged about 16.

He was wearing a light grey hooded zip-up top and bottoms.

Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565097 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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12:40pm Fri 16 May 14

John Edwards says...

Again, same comment as before.

Until we get some law and order back in this country we've no chance of winning. The justice system and the people who make the so called laws, as well as the useless judges who dish it out we will never win. Prisons are holiday camps, never mind one to a cell, put six in. Get rid of the enjoyment they have and make them work for their keep.
Again, same comment as before. Until we get some law and order back in this country we've no chance of winning. The justice system and the people who make the so called laws, as well as the useless judges who dish it out we will never win. Prisons are holiday camps, never mind one to a cell, put six in. Get rid of the enjoyment they have and make them work for their keep. John Edwards
  • Score: 16

12:57pm Fri 16 May 14

allan111111 says...

The puny sentences dished out for violent crime just arent enough
The puny sentences dished out for violent crime just arent enough allan111111
  • Score: 14

1:02pm Fri 16 May 14

cliff4treasurer says...

In the description you forgot to mention each had four legs, they must have, they cannot be human surely?
Don't you just wish they had come into your house ,I know I do. A baseball bat under the bed works wonders when required and believe it or not the law is now on our side!!
In the description you forgot to mention each had four legs, they must have, they cannot be human surely? Don't you just wish they had come into your house ,I know I do. A baseball bat under the bed works wonders when required and believe it or not the law is now on our side!! cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Fri 16 May 14

goldie47 says...

when caught...community service....spineless magistrates
when caught...community service....spineless magistrates goldie47
  • Score: 11

3:51pm Fri 16 May 14

fay clarke says...

I was upstairs having a shower when robbers broke into my house the second time and it is quite a surprise when you discover them. Although my case was not as violent as this one but ten year's on and going upstairs I still remember it.
I was upstairs having a shower when robbers broke into my house the second time and it is quite a surprise when you discover them. Although my case was not as violent as this one but ten year's on and going upstairs I still remember it. fay clarke
  • Score: 7

5:58pm Fri 16 May 14

eatmytruth says...

Cut their hands off like they do in saudi arabia. You will never hear of a theft in bolton again.
Cut their hands off like they do in saudi arabia. You will never hear of a theft in bolton again. eatmytruth
  • Score: 10

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