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Search for Two Women as E-Fit Released of York Burglary Suspect

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5:17pm 3rd January 2014
(Updated 5:18pm 3rd January 2014)

Detectives investigating after an elderly woman was injured during an aggravated burglary in York have released an e-fit of a man they are looking for in connection with the incident.

The man confronted the victim, aged 87, in her home on Victoria Court, off Leeman Road, at around 11am on Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Fortunately the victim’s son arrived home in time to tackle the man and he left on a bicycle turning left out of Victoria Court.

The bicycle is described as a grey or silver, old-style gents bike, with straight handle bars.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw the man or anyone matching his description in the area around the time of the burglary, or in the days leading up to the incident, to contact them with information.

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Officers have been making extensive enquiries since the burglary and have identified two women who were in the area of Leeman Road and Aldborough Way around the time of the incident, who may have information vital to the investigation.

They are both described as being white and aged around 40. One had black, wavy shoulder-length hair and was wearing a light blue anorak.

The other woman was wearing a red anorak.

Officers are keen to trace the women and are urging them to come forward as soon as possible.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 9in tall with a stocky build, a clean-shaven round face and small teeth.

He was wearing a grey hooded-top, dark bottoms and had a scarf around his head. He spoke with a foreign, possibly eastern European accent.

The victim was re-admitted to hospital yesterday for treatment to a head injury sustained in the burglary.

Anyone who can help officers with the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140000461 when passing information about this incident.

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