A woman in her late 70s was threatened with a screwdriver and was told hand over any gold jewellery that she owned after two men broke into her home in Gatley yesterday evening

The robbery happened around 6.30 on Wilcott Road.

Both men fled through the back door of the property empty handed and made off in a black Audi saloon car in an unknown direction.

The offenders are described as white men, tall and of slim build, aged in their late teens or early 20s, wearing all black clothing and black balaclavas.

Fortunately the victim did not suffer any injuries but was left frightened and fearing for her safety after the attack.

No arrests have been made and extensive enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Constable Christopher Dean of GMP’s Stockport District said “This violent burglary in broad daylight on an elderly and vulnerable woman has understandably left her feeling frightened and unsafe in her own home. I would urge anyone who has any information that could assist us in finding the men responsible for this to contact the police immediately.

“I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to find these perpetrators.

“If you were around the area of Wilcott Road or Windsor Avenue on the early evening of Wednesday 8 July 2020 and saw anything suspicious or unusual please contact police as soon as possible.”


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