A GANG of burglars attacked a vulnerable pensioner in Barnsley and stole nearly £13,000 worth of jewellery and cash from his home.

The three raiders are thought to have entered the house on Manor Way, Hoyland, through an insecure window at 4.55am on Thursday morning while the 73-year-old man was asleep.

When the victim awoke, he attempted to confront the trio in his hallway but was restrained by one of the culprits. He was not hurt, but was left shaken by his ordeal.

The offenders took property from the house and a safe including 40 watches worth £6,000, 40 rings worth £4,000, two gold chains valued at a total of £2,000, £800 in cash and bank cards.

One is described as around 5ft 10in tall, stocky and wearing a light-coloured top with a scarf around the lower part of his face. The others were shorter in height, appeared to be in their early twenties, skinny and wearing black hoodies with the hoods up.

Anyone with any information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 95 of February 27, 2014. Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.