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Ninety Year Old Man Threatened With Screwdriver

Wednesday January 23 2013

A 90-YEAR-OLD was threatened with a screwdriver by an invader who stole a Jaguar, £80 and two bottles of whisky from his home.

The man, who wished to remain nameless, had left his bungalow in Darfield at about 5.30pm on Saturday to close a side gate when the intruder forced his way into the property before he could he close his back door.

He was then threatened with a screwdriver, the man's son said, and told he would not be hurt if he did what he said, adding he had been sleeping rough and needed some money.

After finding £80, the intruder made his way to the Jaguar.

The car was seen in various locations over 24 hours but was found by police abandoned on Highfield Road.

The man's son said the family believes the intruder had been attempting to gain access to the house through a window before before the man went to close his gate, as the rubber had been pulled away from one of the UPVC windows.

Police are appealing for witnesses and any information relating to the incident. Call South Yorkshire Police on non-emergency number 101 with details. 

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Reply Posted by Hannah Wassell on Wednesday January 23 2013 at 13:39
Is the man okay?

Reply Posted by Wendy on Wednesday January 23 2013 at 14:00
This makes me feel sick, for gods sake, these senior people fought for us in the war, n the youth today treat them like this, they should be ashamed n so should the parents who brought them up. i hope they catch the person responsible n quick, n when they do, lock him up n throw away the key!!!!

Reply Posted by Dawn on Wednesday January 23 2013 at 14:10
Hope this gentlman is ok and they find the slimeball that did this and do more than slap his hand...Its shameful targeting anyone let alone the elderly ......

Reply Posted by Dannyboy on Wednesday January 23 2013 at 14:13
As usual assumptions are made without reading the articel properly. I don't see any reference in this article to assume that the assailant was a young person, this type of heinous behaviour can be perpetrated by all adults too.

Reply Posted by Wendy on Thursday January 24 2013 at 22:07
Well Dannyboy, if u look properly too, i put SENIOR PEOPLE, so people who are younger than them are YOUTHS!!!!

Reply Posted by carrie on Friday January 25 2013 at 10:31
Sorry I do feel for the man but who said the man that did it was a youth?! Makes me angry that people think it's youths that are only the bad

Reply Posted by mark on Friday January 25 2013 at 10:33
Burgling anyone can affect them after, mentally. This includes young people and affects people in a bad way if they are house bound or suffer anxiety. So I dread to think how the elderly cope because as I say, Its long term