Elderly man has money stolen from home-police release CCTV footage.
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 @ 10:50 by Anna Fletcher



Police have released CCTV footage after an elderly man had money stolen from his home on Hyde Road in Debdale.

The 89-year-old was working in his garden in October when a man walked into his home and stole money before leaving through the front door.

Police are now keen to speak to a man shown on the CCTV footage.

Police Constable Rebecca Rudden said: “We believe a man may have been acting as a lookout at a nearby bus stop while another walked into the home.

“The victim was bent down gardening and did not see the man walk in. When he left, the 89-year-old was in the back garden and had not realised what happened.

“I would urge people to take a good look at the person in the image and if they recognise them, call police. This was a targeted attack against an elderly gentleman who had been saving, and a substantial amount of money was taken.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3521 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.