Fairweather Green man, 71, robbed in bed by "heartless" intruder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fairweather Green man, 71, robbed in bed by "heartless" intruder Fairweather Green man, 71, robbed in bed by "heartless" intruder

A vulnerable pensioner was forced to hand over hundreds of pounds after a “heartless” intruder threatened to stab him in his bed.

The 71-year-old victim, who has health and mobility difficulties, was asleep when the robber broke into his house, in the Fairweather Green area of Bradford by smashing a window.

He woke to find himself being confronted by the intruder, who demanded money and threatened to stab him if he did not comply. No weapon was seen, but the frightened victim, who lives alone, pointed towards a bedroom drawer and the raider helped himself to cash there before fleeing the scene.

Detectives condemned the robber and urged anyone who knows his identity to come forward.

The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect because it was too dark.

Detective Inspector Richard Partis, of Bradford District CID, said yesterday: "This was a heartless attack on a vulnerable member of the community, which has left him very shaken.”

The robbery took place at about 10.30pm last Thursday but the alarm was not raised until 12 hours later when a relative visited the victim, who told them what had happened.

The relative then alerted police by 999.

Police said the pensioner had not raised the alarm earlier because he had not wanted to bother anybody.

He was not injured in the incident but was left badly shaken.

Det Insp Partis said: “The man responsible for this offence needs to be caught, and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around that time, or anyone with any information, to come forward.

“They should contact PC 1482 Exley, at Bradford District CID, on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

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7:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

Albion. says...

This monster deserves to face the rope.
This monster deserves to face the rope. Albion.
  • Score: 8

7:33am Thu 17 Apr 14

bd7 helper says...

We need more police on foot not in cars
We need more police on foot not in cars bd7 helper
  • Score: 6

8:31am Thu 17 Apr 14

Apollo says...

A description would help.
A description would help. Apollo
  • Score: 3

10:22am Thu 17 Apr 14

999 number of the beast says...

bd7 helper wrote:
We need more police on foot not in cars
And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away.
It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him.
Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us!
[quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need more police on foot not in cars[/p][/quote]And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away. It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him. Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us! 999 number of the beast
  • Score: 1

11:28am Thu 17 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

Apollo wrote:
A description would help.
If you'd read the article :

The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect because it was too dark.


An elderly victim already in shock at was going on and then you expect him to give a description? - what if the scum of the burglar had a balaclava on?
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: A description would help.[/p][/quote]If you'd read the article : [quote]The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect because it was too dark. [/quote] An elderly victim already in shock at was going on and then you expect him to give a description? - what if the scum of the burglar had a balaclava on? The Hoffster
  • Score: 6

4:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

collos25 says...

999 number of the beast wrote:
bd7 helper wrote:
We need more police on foot not in cars
And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away.
It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him.
Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us!
No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut.
[quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need more police on foot not in cars[/p][/quote]And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away. It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him. Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us![/p][/quote]No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut. collos25
  • Score: -1

5:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

collos25 says...

The perpetrator is vermin and should be dealt with as such
The perpetrator is vermin and should be dealt with as such collos25
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

alive and awake says...

collos25 wrote:
The perpetrator is vermin and should be dealt with as such
The Police appear to turn a blind eye on so much crime in Bradford, well if the discover who this scumbag is, they should let the local community deal with him, and turn a blind eye.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: The perpetrator is vermin and should be dealt with as such[/p][/quote]The Police appear to turn a blind eye on so much crime in Bradford, well if the discover who this scumbag is, they should let the local community deal with him, and turn a blind eye. alive and awake
  • Score: 3

6:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

999 number of the beast says...

collos25 wrote:
999 number of the beast wrote:
bd7 helper wrote:
We need more police on foot not in cars
And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away.
It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him.
Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us!
No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut.
Ah the Dixon of Dock Green brigade speaks! It matters not because 400 front line officers in West Yorkshire will lose their jobs before this coalition is done. Role on the privatisation and consolidation of this outdated Victorian institute who are too busying upholding the rights of the criminal classes.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need more police on foot not in cars[/p][/quote]And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away. It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him. Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us![/p][/quote]No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut.[/p][/quote]Ah the Dixon of Dock Green brigade speaks! It matters not because 400 front line officers in West Yorkshire will lose their jobs before this coalition is done. Role on the privatisation and consolidation of this outdated Victorian institute who are too busying upholding the rights of the criminal classes. 999 number of the beast
  • Score: -3

7:25pm Thu 17 Apr 14

alive and awake says...

999 number of the beast wrote:
collos25 wrote:
999 number of the beast wrote:
bd7 helper wrote: We need more police on foot not in cars
And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away. It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him. Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us!
No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut.
Ah the Dixon of Dock Green brigade speaks! It matters not because 400 front line officers in West Yorkshire will lose their jobs before this coalition is done. Role on the privatisation and consolidation of this outdated Victorian institute who are too busying upholding the rights of the criminal classes.
utter rubbish, stop peddling lies, you have no idea when this coalition will be done. With a bit of luck we will get another 5 years of the same.
[quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]999 number of the beast[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need more police on foot not in cars[/p][/quote]And how would that help? Most of the crooks have nothing to fear their solicitors are only a phone call away. It is the law abiding citizen who has more to fear. If this pensioner in self-defence had seriously wounded the intruder the police would have arrested him. Remember the police are here to protect the monarchy establishment not us![/p][/quote]No they wouldn't stop scaremongering about a subject you know nothing aobut.[/p][/quote]Ah the Dixon of Dock Green brigade speaks! It matters not because 400 front line officers in West Yorkshire will lose their jobs before this coalition is done. Role on the privatisation and consolidation of this outdated Victorian institute who are too busying upholding the rights of the criminal classes.[/p][/quote]utter rubbish, stop peddling lies, you have no idea when this coalition will be done. With a bit of luck we will get another 5 years of the same. alive and awake
  • Score: 2

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