Police appeal after elderly couple robbed in Bradford

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Holme Wood, Bradford.

At around 12.40pm on January 15, a man called at an address in Madison Avenue and claimed he had come to look at the gas fire.

The man then pushed the occupants, who are believed to be a man and woman in their eighties, into the kitchen and shut the door.

He took a wallet from the victim’s jacket pocket, which contained £45 and his bus pass, before leaving. The victims were shaken by the incident, but were report as unhurt.

The man was white, believed to be in his 30s, about 6ft tall and of slim build. He had brown hair and was wearing a mauve coloured jacket.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, said: “We are urgently appealing for information about this man and believe he may have tried other houses in the area before this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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