A pensioner was attacked by two men in a burglary in Corsham yesterday afternoon.
The woman was left needing an ambulance following the incident in Oliver Avenue at just after midday, whereby one of the suspects knocked the victim’s door before barging his way inside.
A second man entered the house a short time later, and the victim was pushed and dragged around her home by the pair as they demanded money. Twoman was able to break free and run into the street to raise the alarm.
The offenders then ran from the property in the direction of Pickwick Road, getting away with only a Pineapple-branded cosmetics-style purse containing approximately £8.
The victim, in her 70s, was left upset and distressed by the incident resulting in police officers calling an ambulance to the scene.
The main suspect is described as being male, in his 20s, of medium build and wearing a dark grey hoodie and a brown and beige mask, with a face on it, covering his face. He was also wearing dark orange gloves that may have been fingerless.
PC Sarah Chivers, from the North West Community Policing Team, said: “This incident was particularly distressing for the victims. The money taken here is not the issue.
“These two, older, women were in their own home where they have the right, and expectation, to feel safe and free from harm – and two offenders have violated that, causing injuries in the process.
“I would appeal for anyone in the area, either just before and after the incident, to think about whether they remember anyone, or anything, suspicious and to get in contact. Dash cam footage of the surrounding areas at those times could be particularly useful in catching these offenders too.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference 54200117484 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and report anonymously.
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