Man entered Blackburn flat to find burglar rifling through his belongings
3:04pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
A SMOKER who popped out of his flat for a cigarette returned to find a burglar rifling through his belongings.
The 59-year-old who walks with a stick, was threatened by the thief who was searching his flat for cash around 9.15pm.
After confronting the robber, the victim was then threatened with his own walking stick and told to hand over all the money he had in his home in Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn.
DS Mark Saunders, of Blackburn CID, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who was confronted by a stranger in his own home.”
During the incident on Friday, the thief managed to steal £10, a handful of change and a whiskey bottle full of brandy.
The thief is described as white, around 40-years-old and 5ft 6ins tall.
He had short almost completely shaven hair and was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.