Robber broke into pensioner’s home in Leeds and forced rings off her hands

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POLICE are looking for a thief who broke into an 86-year-old woman’s home and stole the rings off her hands and earrings from her ears.

The break-in happened at a house on Cheltenham Street in Armley, Leeds, on Friday night.

The culprit used force to take the woman’s rings from her fingers and the earrings she was wearing, as well as rummaging around the house and taking all her money.

The pensioner was injured in the ordeal and was treated in hospital for her injuries. She is currently recovering at a family address.

Detective Sergeant Ian Lawrence, the officer leading the investigation, said: “This is a horrific attack on an old lady in her own home.

“The lady was subjected to violence and was naturally terrified by the ordeal. This is a most serious offence and we will conduct a rigorous investigation to trace the offender.

“To assist us in this we are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the offender before or after the offence.

“He is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, skinny build, clean shaven, wearing a black jumper and tracksuit bottoms.”

Anyone who has any information about the break-in, at 6.40pm on Friday, should contact Det Sgt Lawrence or Det Con Shaw at North West Leeds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.