Pensioner knocked to floor during robbery in Doncaster home

Lorna Road, MexboroughLorna Road, Mexborough
Lorna Road, Mexborough
A Doncaster man, aged 74, was knocked to the floor during a robbery in his own home.

South Yorkshire Police said a man forced his way into a house in Lorna Road, Mexborough, at around 5.10pm on Tuesday, January 9, and knocked the 74-year-old man occupant to the floor before stealing his watch.

The OAP suffered minor injuries but has been left 'incredibly shaken and distressed by what has happened,' a police spokeswoman said.

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The culprit, who fled towards Kirby Street, was white, around 6ft tall, of a large and muscular build and had no front teeth.

He was wearing a dark, hooded top.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 731 of January 9.