Sheffield pensioner threatened with screwdriver in own home

Sheffield burglary victim
Sheffield burglary victim

This is the bruised face of a Sheffield pensioner threatened with a screwdriver by a burglar in her own home.

The 80-year-old was confronted by two masked raiders in the hallway of her home on Charnock Drive, Charnock, demanding cash.

During the terrifying ordeal she was threatened with a screwdriver by one of the men and restrained.

The frightened OAP, who does not want to be named, handed over some money and managed to free herself from her captor’s grip but fell over, injuring her face.

She managed to alert a neighbour, who raised the alarm.

Police officers launched a search for the culprits but they could not be found.

They were both in their 20s, slim and spoke with local accents.

The men both wore woolly hats with masks over their faces and wore rubber gloves. One of the men was taller than the other.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after an 80-year-old woman was reportedly burgled at her home in Charnock, Sheffield.

At around 9.15pm on Thursday the woman was in her home in Charnock Drive when it is reported that she heard noise upstairs.

“Upon entering the hallway it is believed that two masked men confronted the woman, demanding money.

“It is alleged that one of the men threatened her with a screwdriver.

“The man continued to threaten the woman, who handed over some money. It is believed that the man kept hold of her to stop her from moving away.

“She was able to free herself and tried to alert her neighbours but in doing so fell over, causing injuries to her face.

“The two men had fled the scene when officers arrived and despite a search of the area, were not located.”

Anyone with information should call the robbery team at Attercliffe Police Station on 101 quoting incident number 1,073 of September 11.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.