Police appeal after woman assaulted and robbed 87-year-old man in his own home in Ilkley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman assaulted and robbed an 87-year-old man in his own home.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:59 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:00 pm

The incident took place at a property on Blackthorn Road in Ilkley at around 10:55am on Monday, March 29.

A woman gained access to the building and entered the 87-year-old man's flat.

She for forcibly grabbed some money from the victim and pushed him off balance.

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The incident took place at a property on Blackthorn Road in Ilkley. Photo: Google.

She then fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a white female, in her 40s, 5ft 8”, thin build and with short dark hair.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, or has any further information is asked to contact the police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Bradford District Crime Team via 101 quoting crime reference number 13210155492 or online.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.