CCTV footage shows callous thief ransacking home of a 79-year-old man – who has been burgled four times in five months – as he slept upstairs
- A 79-year-old man has been targeted by burglars four times since April
- The victim was asleep in bed with the latest raider ransacked his home
- The incident happened on Monday in Selby, North Yorkshire according to police
- CCTV footage showed a man wearing a head lamp searching the house
This disturbing CCTV footage shows a callous thief ransacking the home of a vulnerable 79-year-old man – who has been burgled four times in five months.
The hooded thug, armed with a flashlight and wearing a head torch, broke into the property in the early hours of Monday morning.
Frightening footage shows him rifling through the home’s contents as the unwitting resident, who is partially deaf, slept upstairs.
These are the disturbing scenes as a thief ransacked the home of 79-year-old man in Selby, North Yorkshire. Police confirmed it was the fourth time the man had been targeted in five months
The suspect used a head torch to navigate around the house, unaware he was being filmed
Police today released footage of the suspected burglar following the crime in the early hours of yesterday morning
The incident, captured on three security cameras, happened in Selby, North Yorkshire, at around 12.30am yesterday.
The thief can be seen rummaging through the man’s coat pockets and searching through paperwork laid out on his kitchen table.
He spotted two of the security cameras and took them with him but investigators were able to access the footage after it was digitally saved.
Police have released the footage and some images of the trespasser in a bid to have him identified and apprehended.
Police hope members of the public will recognise the man, pictured and report him
PC Tony Morton of North Yorkshire Police said: ‘It is absolutely appalling that this vulnerable elderly man has been targeted in his home four times since April this year’
It’s not known whether the man shown was the same person who carried out three other robberies at the same address within the past five months.
PC Tony Morton of North Yorkshire Police said: ‘It is absolutely appalling that this vulnerable elderly man has been targeted in his home four times since April this year.
‘There were two burglaries as recently as August, where on both occasions the suspect has used the ATM at Sainsbury’s in Selby to take out cash from the victim’s account.
‘The victim is a 79 year old man who lives on his own. He is partially deaf and throughout this latest burglary he was asleep upstairs.
‘We remain determined to do everything we can to bring those responsible for these offences to justice and we are asking for the public’s help to identify this burglar to hopefully prevent a further occurrence.’
PC Morton is urging anyone with information about the incident to contact police on 101 and ask for him or email Anthony.Morton@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.
Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.