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Man, 81, has arms broken by burglars at his Oldbury home

Chaddesley Close in Oldbury - generic image Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The man disturbed two masked burglars in his home in Chaddesley Close in Oldbury (generic street photo above)

An 81-year-old man has been left with "badly broken" arms after being attacked in his home.

The man, from Chaddesley Close, Oldbury was woken by burglars and then attacked by a masked man wielding a metal bar when he confronted them.

The victim was left severely shocked and remains in hospital.

Money and a mobile phone were taken in the incident during the early hours of Saturday. Police said they were "sickened" by the attack.

Det Con Beth Weir West Midlands Police said: "I've been left sickened by the sheer level of violence used on this man. He's 81, what kind of bullies do that?"

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She asked for anyone with information to contact them.

One suspect is described as a white , aged in his 30s, 6ft with a fit, athletic build and was wearing a Phantom of the Opera mask.

The second white, 5ft 10ins with a heavy, strong build. Both men spoke with fake, Irish accents, police said.

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