Burglar in threat to kill 85-year-old Nelson woman

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Hibson Road, Nelson Hibson Road, Nelson

A BURGLAR who told an elderly pensioner ‘think yourself lucky, next time I will kill you’ after she caught him ransacking her home, is being hunted by police.

Detectives said the brave 85-year-old victim was asleep in her bed when the burglar broke in to her Nelson home and rifled through her belongings.

He searched the downstairs of the woman’s home before wandering into her bedroom and waking her.

Despite being caught in the act, the thief helped himself to the victim’s jewellery including her wedding ring, before threatening ‘think yourself lucky, next time I’ll kill you’.

The victim, who lives in the Little Marsden area, is now being supported by her family.

Police say she was shocked but unhurt by the incident.

Officers investigating the incident are now urging anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

Det Con Nicola Breckell, of Pennine CID, said: “This must have been a terrifying experience for the victim.

“The burglar is described as slim, aged between 20 and 35, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins tall, clean shaven with a pale face and dark eyebrows.

“He was wearing a dark, knee length coat with a hood which was pulled up.

“I would appeal for anyone who has any information to get in touch with us.”

The burglary took place between 1am and 4.15am on Saturday.

As well as jewellery more than £400 of valuable were taken including cash, keys, a digital camera.

Anyone with inform-ation is urged to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0272 or Crime-stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

glossopkid says...

Scum!!
Scum!! glossopkid
  • Score: 17

4:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Benpupdog says...

If he'd have been Asian there wouldn't have been a comments column.
If he'd have been Asian there wouldn't have been a comments column. Benpupdog
  • Score: 16

4:42pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Casper's mum says...

Benpupdog wrote:
If he'd have been Asian there wouldn't have been a comments column.
Some Asians can have pale skin, especially those of East Asian origin. He'd still be a scumbag though.
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: If he'd have been Asian there wouldn't have been a comments column.[/p][/quote]Some Asians can have pale skin, especially those of East Asian origin. He'd still be a scumbag though. Casper's mum
  • Score: 14

9:28pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Snowy-D says...

Let's hope the police catch this low life scum bag lock it up and throw away the key
Let's hope the police catch this low life scum bag lock it up and throw away the key Snowy-D
  • Score: 11

9:44am Thu 26 Jun 14

yyy's1 says...

Snowy-D said let's hope they catch this low life scum bag, lock it up and throw away the key.
What will happen, if they catch him, will be a community service order or conditional discharge, it's all to do with costs.
I don't know why they don't charge people for their keep when in prison.
On release they could have say £20 a week taken out of the free money they get weekly from the government __they probably won't be working__until the debt is paid off. If they can't manage on £20 a week less they would have to learn to.
Snowy-D said let's hope they catch this low life scum bag, lock it up and throw away the key. What will happen, if they catch him, will be a community service order or conditional discharge, it's all to do with costs. I don't know why they don't charge people for their keep when in prison. On release they could have say £20 a week taken out of the free money they get weekly from the government __they probably won't be working__until the debt is paid off. If they can't manage on £20 a week less they would have to learn to. yyy's1
  • Score: 0

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