Chisel Held To Pensioner's Throat

10 February 2019, 07:00 | Updated: 10 February 2019, 07:02


An elderly woman's been threatened with what's thought to be a chisel in her own home during a robbery in Oldham.

Shortly after 6pm on Friday police were called to reports of a robbery at a house on Haven Lane in Moorside.

Three men smashed through the rear patio doors of a property before threatening a woman in her 80s in the living room.

Two of the robbers set about ransacking the woman's home while the third offender held the weapon to her throat and ordered her not to move.

They then ran off after taking cash.

They are all described as white men, all wearing black clothing including gloves and balaclavas. One also wore a grey scarf.

Detective Inspector Alison Whittaker, of GMP's Oldham district, said: "It is beyond comprehension that anyone could threaten an innocent elderly woman in her own home and genuinely make her fear for her life.

"Thankfully she wasn't injured but she has been left incredibly shaken by this ordeal and we're determined to catch the cowards responsible for this shocking incident.

"I would urge anyone that saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the attack or anyone with any information to get in touch with police as soon as possible."