Detectives are trying to trace two men who attacked a 96-year-old former prisoner of war during a burglary at his home in Birmingham.
The man had to shout for help after the attack on Saturday morning (17 February) as the intruders disconnected the phone line and removed his emergency pendant.
He didn’t initially hear the pair break into his home, just off Gilbertstone Avenue in Yardley at around 2am.
They threatened him in the front room, where he was watching TV and demanded money.
One of them searched through his home stealing jewellery, watches and cash while the other pinned him down and shoved a quilt over his mouth to stop him from making any noise.
Speaking to officers after the ordeal he said,
DC Laura Halpin who’s leading the investigation has urged those with information to search their conscience and do the right thing.
It’s understood the pair climbed over a wall in the back garden, and forced entry though a window. CCTV from a neighbouring property caught them in action- and police have released this to bolster their efforts.