Burglar fetches water for homeowner who fakes heart attack as he raids house for valuables

Man tried to help victim after waking her in her bedroom and making threats

Jane Dalton
Sunday 04 August 2019 15:24
The burglar broke into the woman's home in a residential area of Wednesbury
The burglar broke into the woman's home in a residential area of Wednesbury

A burglar fetched a glass of water for a woman who he thought was having a heart attack, then carried on stealing cash, jewellery and alcohol from her home.

The 69-year-old householder feigned a heart attack to try to deter the man who had broken into her home in Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

Police said the burglar woke up the victim in her bedroom, in the early hours of Friday morning, “demanding money and making threats”.

When she made out she was unwell, the culprit initially got her the water before taking her valuables and making off in her car, a Suzuki Swift.

The suspect is white, in his mid-20s, slim, and spoke with a Black Country accent, officers say.

He was in black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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