Lincolnshire

Arrest over elderly people tied up in burglaries

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Image caption A 75-year-old man was threatened with a knife during the robbery at Portland Terrace on Sunday

A man has been arrested in connection with three burglaries where elderly people were threatened in their own homes.

In two separate attacks in Gainsborough on Sunday the victims were tied up.

The first raid took place about 20:30 GMT when an 88-year-old woman had her mobile phone and £80 in cash taken.

Three hours later a 75-year-old man was forced to reveal his bank card number after being threatened with a knife during an attack in Portland Terrace.

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Lincolnshire Police said they had arrested a man in in his 30s in Morton near Gainsborough following another aggravated burglary on a house in the village at 20:20 GMT on Monday.

In that attack, a man forced his way into the home of a 78-year-old woman and made aggressive threats before stealing a purse containing £140.

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