Police re­lease CCTV im­age in probe over knife threat to OAP

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POLICE want to speak to this man af­ter a pen­sioner was threat­ened with a kitchen knife dur­ing a ter­ri­fy­ing rob­bery at her home.

De­tec­tives have now re­leased CCTV of a man they wish to speak with fol­low­ing the rob­bery in South­port.

The 75-year-old vic­tim suf­fered her or­deal af­ter open­ing the door to the man at the prop­erty in Lime Street.

When she an­swered, the man en­tered the house bran­dish­ing a kitchen knife. He de­manded the woman hand over cash be­fore mak­ing off on foot with a small quan­tity of cash and two pack­ets of cig­a­rettes.

The rob­bery hap­pened around 7pm in May 11 but police have now gone pub­lic with their CCTV ap­peal.

The woman was un­in­jured but police say has been left shaken.

Det Con Donna Oak­ley said: “While the woman was un­in­jured, this must have been ex­tremely fright­en­ing and up­set­ting for her to have some­one come into her home and threaten her in this way.

“We are par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to the man pic­tured or any­one who recog­nises him as he may be able to as­sist with our in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

CCTV from the area has been ex­am­ined and house to house in­quiries car­ried out.

De­tec­tives urge any­one who recog­nises this man, or the man him­self to con­tact @MerPolCC or 101.

The man caught on CCTV

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