88-year-old attacked and robbed in own home

Humberside Police area appealing for witnesses.
Humberside Police area appealing for witnesses.

AN ELDERLY man has been attacked and robbed of his wallet in his own home by a stranger armed with a blade.

The 88-year-old man needed hospital treatment for a cut elbow and bruising to his arm after the ordeal which happened at around 3.48pm last Wednesday (May 30) at a property on Sewerby Road, Bridlington.

Police have been conducting door to door enquiries in the area and have now appealed for anyone with information about this incident to come forward.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “An unknown man entered the premises and is alleged to have assaulted the elderly male resident before stealing his wallet. The offender then made off in an unknown direction.

“Police believe the offender may have been in possession of a bladed object, but it is not thought this was used to cause injury to the man.”

The elderly man was taken to Scarborough General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later discharged.

The man who allegedly broke in has been described as white, around 5ft 8inches tall, of stocky build with fair hair and wearing a brown jacket and white trainers.

Police believe the offender may have been seen in the area before the incident and have appealed for anyone who may be able to help them with their investigation to call them on tel 101 quoting log number 509 of Wednesday May 30.

For the full story see next Thursday’s Bridlington Free Press.