Pensioner left heartbroken after wedding ring stolen from her finger during robbery

  • Thief pulled eldery woman's prized possession from her finger during violent robbery in Stretford
  • Police are appealing for information on the man who attacked the woman during broad daylight

A thief forced his way into an elderly woman's home in Stretford last weekend, grabbing her wedding ring off her hand in the process.

The man proceeded to knock the 87-year-old woman to the floor before hitting her with an object and demanding cash and jewellery. He then ransacked the pensioner's upstairs looking for valuables.

The woman bravely managed to escape, alerting her neighbours in Castleton Road of the incident. 

The pensioner was lucky to escape without suffering serious injuries, but was left with bruises over her face and head. 

The robber has been described by the GMP as white, about 5ft 8ins, of slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood covering his face at the time of the robbery. 

Detective Constable Paul Calderbank, from GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “This was a despicable attack on a vulnerable woman in her own home. The victim was not only injured and left in shock from the ordeal but she is completely heartbroken that her wedding ring has gone. 

“This means the world to her as it from her late husband and she desperately wants it returned. This happened during broad-daylight and at a busy time when people would have been collecting children from school. 

“If you saw anything suspicious or have any information about this robbery then please call police.” 

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1337 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.