Reward offered to help trace robber who ripped 92-year-old's Careline pendant from her neck
12:08pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Bolton
A reward is on offer after a thief ripped an elderly woman’s Careline pendant from her neck while demanding she hand over cash during a terrifying robbery at her home.
At about 9.20pm on Saturday the robber broke into the 92-year-old’s home in Springfield Road, Kearsley, by smashing a ground floor window.
Heclimbed into her home and made his way into the living room, where she was sitting in a chair.
He ripped her Careline pendant from her neck and grabbed her cardigan with both hands. He shook his petrified victim and demanded cash.
He stole took her purse containing a small amount of money and fled towards Birch Road.
He is described as a white male wearing a face covering and dark clothing.
The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution but has since been discharged.
Crimestoppers are now offering a £3,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction any person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or police on 0161 856 5608.
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