87-Year-Old Pushed Down By Burglar

29 August 2013, 13:35 | Updated: 29 August 2013, 13:38

Police in Weymouth are investigating a burglary where an 87-year-old woman was pushed to the ground.

It happened at around 4.20pm on Friday 9 August at a property on Greenhill, in the Melcombe Regis area.

An unknown man forced entry to the address and stole a quantity of cash from a drawer in a bedroom.

While doing this, the offender was confronted by the victim, an 87-year-old woman, who he pushed to the ground in order to make his escape.

Police Constable Mike Green, of Weymouth police, said:

"Following extensive enquiries, I am now able to release an e-fit of the man responsible, and I am appealing for anyone who recognises him to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch.

"Fortunately the elderly victim wasn't injured, but nonetheless this has been an extremely frightening experience for her."

The offender is described as a white man with brown hair, approximately five feet seven inches tall, and aged between 45 and 50. He was wearing a grey, white and blue chequered shirt with long sleeves.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 09:380. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.