3 July 2014
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a burglary in Derbyshire.
The burglary occurred in Sycamore Road, Chapel en-le-Frith between the hours of 4.30am and 5am on Tuesday 24th June. The 85-year-old lady was disturbed by a sound and, when she got up to investigate, was confronted by the offender in her hallway.
The man demanded money and forced her back into her bedroom where he was violent towards her, causing injuries to her face and hands.
The offender is described as a white man of stocky build, he was wearing dark clothing, gloves and had his face covered. He made off with £500 which he told the victim was needed for drugs.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.
Kiran Dhanda, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Derbyshire, said: “Besides the loss of cash, this burglary was immensely distressing for the victim. It has left her feeling absolutely terrified in her own home. We urge anyone with information to contact us anonymously, safe in the knowledge that their identity will not be revealed.”
If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.
*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify.
For more information please contact Crimestoppers PR & Media Officer Fiona Murton-Taylor on 0208 835 3752/ email Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org