CCTV After Northampton Pensioners Robbed

25 September 2014, 12:30 | Updated: 25 September 2014, 13:22

Detectives investigating a robbery at an elderly couple's Northampton home, where they were bound and gagged, have released CCTV of a man they're looking for.

Northants Police have just released details about the robbery in Addlecroft Close in Kingsthorpe back on the 31st of July.

The elderly man went to answer the door at around 10pm, and let in two men who claimed to be paramedics.

One of the men then pushed the elderly man to the floor, tied him up and put tape over his mouth.

The elderly man’s wife was then also tied up and gagged and the couple were threatened with a knife.

Detective Constable Barrie Naseby, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a very nasty incident which has left the couple very shaken and upset.

It is important that we get these criminals off the streets as soon as possible."

After tying up the couple, the two men searched the house and took cash and a credit card. 

They then left the couple tied up in the house.

The stolen credit card was then used at about 10.20pm at both the St James branch of Barclays bank and the Sainsbury’s store in Weedon Road.

Northants Police say the man who used the card to withdraw money was caught on CCTV and it is hoped members of the public can now help to identify him.

Descriptions of the two men suggest one was black and the other was white.

The black man was about 45-years-old, 6ft with a beer belly and short hair.

The white man was slim, aged between 25 and 29, with short brown hair and a beard.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about this incident can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.