Pensioner robbed in own home by men in balaclavas
Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in his house in Barton Street in Gloucester over the weekend.
It happened between 7pm and 8.15pm on Saturday.
A man in his 70s was at home when two men in dark clothing and balaclavas knocked on the door, barged their way in and assaulted him.
They searched the house and made off with several hundred pounds in cash and a couple of bottles of spirits.
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The victim was not seriously injured in the attack but was badly shaken up.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or thinks they may have seen the offenders before or after the robbery should call 101, quoting incident 381 of February 23.
Alternatively information can also be given anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. In some cases Crimestoppers offer rewards of up to £1000 where information leads to a conviction.