Man arrested over necklace robbery from woman, 80
- 19 June 2012
- From the section Nottingham
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in which an 80-year-old Nottingham woman had her necklace snatched.
Two men went into her bungalow on Bestwood Road, Hucknall, at about 22:30 BST on 11 June and forced her to the floor.
The men took the necklace from her and searched her bedroom before they fled.
Police said the woman was not injured but was shaken. The arrested man, 19, from Hucknall, has been bailed.
Crimestoppers has offered a £5,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.
The men who broke into the woman's home are thought to be in their early 20s.
One was just over 5ft (1.52m) tall, while the other was taller and wore a hooded top with a scarf around his face, Nottinghamshire Police said.
Det Insp Hayley Williams, from Sutton CID, said: "This was a callous and despicable attack on an elderly woman in her own home.
"She must have been terrified at the sight of two complete strangers barging their way into her home - a place that should be a safe sanctuary for her."
Anyone who may have seen two men behaving suspiciously in the Hucknall area around the time of the attack, or knows the whereabouts of the necklace, is asked to contact police.
The necklace was made up of two gold chains linked together and had a gold oval pendant attached, with a swirl pattern.