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Arnold pensioner, 91, threatened by masked men in his own home demanding money

Police have launched an investigation after a 91-year-old man from Arnold was threatened in his own home by two masked men demanding cash.

Officers were called to Dalton Drive at around 7.05pm yesterday (January 24, 2019) after a report that two white men with blonde hair and wearing masks had entered the home at around 7pm.

One of the men was carrying a chisel and pushed the victim onto a bed. He then managed to call us which alerted the offenders and they ran off empty handed.

The property had been ransacked but luckily the victim was uninjured.

Detective Sergeant Mark Shaw said: “We’re doing everything we can to catch the men responsible for this malicious attack and we’re really hoping that the public will help us by calling in with any information they might have.

“Enquiries continue today, we’ll be in the area doing house to house and carrying out patrols so please stop us on the street or give us a call if you want to talk about any concerns or anything which may help the investigation.”

If you saw anything or have any information that could help, please call police on 101 quoting incident 743 of 24 January.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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