A 38 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery afyer men forced entry to the house and demanded money from a 78-year-old woman in Tameside

The men then proceeded to pin the woman down and ripped a necklace from around her neck.

They then made off in a white car with a quantity of cash and jewellery.

Although the woman did not sustain any physically injuries, she was left understandably shaken by the incident.

The man remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Abigail Thomas, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “this was a terrifying incident for the victim who was assaulted in her home – a place which should be safe.

“Although we have one man in custody, our investigation does not stop here and extensive enquiries remain ongoing.

“If anyone has any information about this robbery and those responsible, please contact police as soon as possible.”


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