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E-fit released after elderly man held at knifepoint in Sale

E-fit released Greater Manchester Police Credit: GMP

An efit has been issued after an elderly man was held up at knifepoint in his own home in Sale.

At around 6.15pm on Monday 4 November 2013, three men rang the doorbell of a home on Dane Road and when it was answered, they pushed their way in.

The 81-year-old homeowner was threatened at knifepoint while another man held a spade that he had taken from the porch.

They stole money, a television and two model ships before taking the keys to the man’s Smart car and driving off. The car was later found on Chesnut Avenue in Cheadle.

One is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of slim build, had a thin face, was clean shaven, in his mid-20s, wore a black jacket with the hood up and black trousers.

The second was white, 6ft tall, of medium build, unshaven, in his 30s, had dark brown hair, wore a dark wool jumper and grey trousers.

The third man was white, of heavy build, in his mid-20s, 5ft 9in tall, wore a dark grey jacket with the hood up, a scarf that covered the lower half of his face and dark grey trousers.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7863 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.