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Kates Hill pensioner attacked in own home
10:30am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
AN elderly Kates Hill man had the jewellery he was wearing snatched from around his neck during a terrifying burglary in his own home.
The 76 year-old has been left so shaken by the incident at his Brereton Close property he has now decided to move into sheltered accommodation.
Two men were involved in the burglary, knocking on his front door before kicking it in as he opened it with the safety chain on.
Once they forced their way in they punched him to the floor, ripping the silver crucifix chain from around his neck as well as taking his two gold bracelets from his wrist.
He suffered a cut lip and bruising during the incident which took place at around 9.50am on Wednesday, January 9.
Police have today launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Constable Paul Widdal, from Dudley CID, said: "This was a despicable crime where the cruel and cowardly offenders have deliberately targeted a vulnerable member of the community.
"It was a frightening attack and as a result he has decided to move into sheltered accommodation. "Someone out there must know who was responsible; if you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call us as soon as possible."
Anyone with information can call the team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.