THE HUNT is on for a man who broke into the home of a disabled pensioner in Hucknall while she was inside the property.
Police have launched a full investigation after the attempted raid in the Watnall Road area on Friday November 11.
Investigating officers say the would-be burglar forced open the kitchen door at the house at 7 pm before searching the property.
The man even looked for items to steal in the room where his 93-year-old victim was sitting.
He was disturbed when the pensioner’s carer arrived at the property. He is understood to have fled empty-handed.
Police have spoken to the frail victim and also to relatives.
Door-to-door enquiries have been made at neighbouring houses to discover if anyone saw anything suspicious or might have seen the raider.
CID officers are now making a public appeal for witnesses in a bid to bring the culprit to justice.
Det Con Chris Burton, from Ashfield North CID, said: “The victim and her family have been left incredibly shocked and upset by the attempted burglary. It is of little comfort that the offender is thought not to have stolen anything.”
The man is described as white and aged between 30 and 40.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to ring Det Con Burton on Nottinghamshire police’s new non-emergency number, which is 101 (extension 806 3731).
Alternatively call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.