Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Morecambe woman assaulted and robbed at knifepoint - in her own home

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 64-year-old woman was terrorized and robbed in her home in Loweswater Drive, Morecambe on Thursday afternoon (17th May 2012).

At around 2.35pm a man entered the woman's home when she was alone through an open door and threatened her with a knife, demanding money.

Frightened, the woman has reached for her purse and handed it to the man then punched the woman in the face causing her to fall to the floor. The man then left the property with a small amount of cash.

The offender is described as being a white man, aged in his 20’s, slim build and wearing dark clothing, with a star tattoo on one of his hands.

"This is a brazen attack on a terrified woman in her own home," commented PC Ben Benter from Lancaster CID. "Fortunately she was not seriously injured -- but has understandably been left traumatised.

“I’d urge any member of the public with any information about this crime to make contact with Lancaster and Morecambe CID on 101 or 01524 596526.”

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