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Pensioner assaulted and robbed in her own Leeds home

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an incident in Leeds where a 79-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed in her own home
Police want to speak to this man in connection with an incident in Leeds where a 79-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed in her own home

A pensioner was assaulted and robbed in her own Leeds home.

Police have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the incident which took place at the 79-year-old’s home in the Fieldhouse area of Moortown, but have also released this image of a man they want to talk to,

The offence occurred at about 7.45am on Friday, April 10, after the victim noticed a man walk by the front of her house. She then saw he had got inside and was in the hallway.

When the woman challenged him he claimed he was from the council and entered the living room.

The suspect then pushed the victim causing her to fall to the ground.

He then left the property with the victim’s handbag, which contained cash and a bank book.

He was described as white, 35 to 40 years old, about 6ft 4ins tall, with a long pointy nose which had a bump on it. He also had a thin face and appeared to have a squint. He was also wearing a short dark-coloured jacket, trousers, a baseball cap and dark rimmed glasses.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was obviously a really distressing experience for the victim who fortunately was not seriously hurt. We would like to hear urgently from anyone who thinks they recognise the man shown in the e-fit or who saw someone fitting his description in the area.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Alexa Worsnop at Elland Road via 101 or call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.