Lancashire police say the level of violence was completely unnecessary on an elderly and vulnerable woman.
Alice Turner, 74, tells Amy Welch how two men pushed her onto the floor, tied her to her stairlift and demanded cash.
The robbery took place at 7pm when the 74 year old answered a knock at the door of her home in Morecambe. 2 men pushed her over before binding her arms and tying her to her stair lift. The men ransacked her home stealing a quantity of money and some personal items of great sentimental value.
Both offenders are described as white, well-built and wearing hats. One man was around 6ft tall and the second man was shorter at around 5ft8”. Both covered their faces during the attack.
– Detective Inspector Andy Bunn, Lancashire Police
This was a most despicable attack on a vulnerable and defenceless elderly woman in the run up to Christmas.
“The level of violence used was completely unnecessary causing the lady to suffer bruising to her wrists and arms.