A masked trio tied an elderly woman up as they ransacked her home during a burglary in Heaton Moor earlier this week.

The burglary on Leegate Road on Monday lunchtime. when three men smashed through the patio doors of the house and were searching for items when the woman returned home.

The 75-year-old woman entered the house and was confronted by three masked men who threw her on the floor before dragging her upstairs.

They demanded her jewellery and also stole cash before tying the woman up and locking her in the bathroom.One offender fled the scene in a silver Volkswagen Jetta while the other two offenders fled on foot towards Seven Oakes Avenue.All three men were wearing balaclavas

The victim was treated at the scene for shock.

Detective Constable Jane Milner, of GMP’s Stockport borough, said: “I am completely horrified at the actions of these men – not only did they break in to someone’s house, but they threw an elderly woman to the floor and tied her up in her own home, the place everyone should feel safe.

“Thankfully the victim wasn’t left with any serious injuries but she has been left extremely shaken and now has to live with the trauma of this attack.

“They stole jewellery of huge sentimental value to the woman as well as a quantity of cash. They also caused damage to the property.

“I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or has any information to please get in touch so we can find the men responsible for this atrocious incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 982 of 29/01/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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