Pensioner 'sprayed with kitchen cleaner' during robbery

Pensioner robbed of personal items outside own home
Pensioner robbed of personal items outside own home

A pensioner has had his personal items stolen while outside his home in Rossendale.

The robbery happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday (December1) at an address in Helmshore Road, Haslingden.

Four men allegedly arrived in a dark-coloured people carrier and when approached by the victim, a man in his 70s, said they were looking for a dog.

They reportedly pulled the victim’s arm to prevent him from getting into his house and sprayed him with kitchen cleaner.

They are believed to have stolen cash and a diary from the victim’s pockets before going into his house and searching the kitchen and leaving the scene in the people carrier.

Police are now appealing for information and any footage to help with enquiries.

The suspects are described as all wearing dark clothing, surgical masks, and had their hoods up

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

If you have any information email 3604@lancashire.police.uk or call 101 - log 1088 of Dec 1, 2022.