Police in Tameside are hunting a burglar who preyed on an 89-year-old woman twice in three days. The elderly victim, who lives on Birch Lane, Dukinfield, was targeted by the offender on Saturday 15 September and Tuesday 18 September 2007. In the first incident, at around 8am on Saturday, a man approached the back of the house and forced open an outer door. He then smashed the glass in the kitchen door and got into the kitchen. Moments later the victim disturbed the burglar in her living room as he was stealing two purses, cash and a benefits book. He claimed he was the milkman, then walked out of the house. The second incident occurred at 4.15am on the Tuesday. The offender approached the back of the house and attempted to kick in the kitchen door. He then fell backwards into a glass panel in the porch, smashing it. He then went to the front of the house and banged on the front door, waking the woman. She went to the front door and was told by the man that he was a police officer investigating burglaries in the area. She didn't believe him and asked him to produce identification. However, he refused and kicked open the front door. He walked past the woman and stole some cash from inside the house. The woman then followed him and threatened him with her walking stick, which resulting in him fleeing the house. It's believed that the same man is responsible for both incidents. He is described as white, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in tall, in his late 20s and early 30s, with a slim build and wearing a dark coloured lightweight jacket. If anyone saw a man fitting this description in the area around the time of the burglaries or witnessed the man knocking on doors they can call Ashton-under-Lyne Volume Crime Unit on 0161 856 9262 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If the scum who done this gets caught he should be fed to the dogs.