Two suspects pictured after elderly man pinned to floor during terrifying Leeds house robbery

Police have released pictures of two suspects wanted after an elderly man was attacked in his home in Leeds

Monday, 19th July 2021, 2:59 pm

Detectives investigating the robbery said the 78-year-old victim was pulled from his chair by the legs when he challenged two men who forced their way into his home in Seacroft shortly after 5pm on May 26.

He was pinned to the floor and searched while his home was ransacked and bank cards stolen, police confirmed.

Detective Sergeant Ciaran Burns, of Leeds District Crime Team, said: “This was a particularly nasty incident targeting a vulnerable elderly victim in his home.

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Two suspects pictured after elderly man pinned to floor during terrifying Leeds house robbery

“We are keen to identify and arrest both these men, who we believe have links to the Middleton area, and we would like to hear from anyone who recognises them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District Crime Team via 101 quoting crime reference 13120261729 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.