Pensioner attacked and robbed in own home

30 January 2018, 16:09

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A pensioner woke to find a man in his home who demanded money before assaulting him.

The attack happened at a residential address in Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh, shortly after 4am on Tuesday.

The 80-year-old victim was able to activate an alarm and the suspect made off.

The elderly man was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service for minor facial injuries.

An item of jewellery was later discovered to be missing and police inquiries continue to establish if anything else has been taken.

The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s, 6ft 1in tall, of slim build, with a local accent and clean shaven.

He was wearing grey jogging bottoms, and a matching top with either the hood up or a hat on, and gloves.

Detective Inspector Clark Martin said: "This was a despicable act and a traumatic experience for the victim, who was attacked within his own home.

"As part of our enquiries, we're urging anyone in the local community who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area, or who recognises the description of the suspect, to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.