Man arrested after pensioner tied up in the middle of the night at Norton home

The incident happened on Japonica Way. Credit: GoogleMaps

A man has been arrested after a woman in her 70s was left tied up in her own home in a robbery.

A male intruder is reported to have strapped the woman's arms and legs and made numerous threats before stealing her bank card.The suspect is then alleged to have fled the scene by jumping over the garden fence at the property on Japonica Way in Norton, on Teesside, at around 4am on Sunday 2 July.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, a spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed on Monday.

The victim, who is in her 70s, was taken to hospital for facial injuries and shock.

Officers have said she has been left "extremely shaken" by the incident.

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