Haverhill Pensioner Fights Off Robber

6 October 2010, 09:31 | Updated: 6 October 2010, 10:10

An elderly man has fought off a robber who was wearing a ski-mask and carrying a knife and broke into his home in Haverhill.

The break-in happened in Downs Place at around 7:15pm last Friday.

Two men got into an elderly couple's home through the front door, both wearing ski masks and one with a knife.

The pensioner was pushed to the floor while his wife tried to call the police but had the phone taken off her.

The man then managed to get up and push the offenders out of the house by using a chair.

Both men then ran off towards Crowland Road.

The couple, in their 70s, were left extremely shaken by the incident but weren't badly hurt.

A man was seen at the top of the stairs that provide access to Downs Place shortly after the offenders left the house.

The man dropped and then picked up something before running towards Crowland Road.

This man is described as white, around 25 years old, of slim build, between 5 foot 6 inches and 6 foot tall, and bald with a thin pointy face.

He appeared agitated and was wearing a light coloured padded jacket.

The E-Fit photograph [pictured - top right] has been put together by Suffolk Police.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call DC Andy George at West Suffolk CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.