York & North Yorkshire

'Delivery man' robs woman in her York home

An elderly woman who answered her door to a man making an apparent delivery was robbed in her own home.

North Yorkshire Police said the 88-year-old answered her door on Askham Lane in the Acomb area of York on Thursday.

A man claiming to deliver a parcel forced his way into her house and demanded cash.

Officers said the man was white, in his 40s and wore a woollen hat with ear flaps and bobbles.

Detectives in North Yorkshire want to hear from anyone else who was confronted on their doorstep by a man matching this description.

Det Sgt Mandy Grundy said: "The victim has been left extremely traumatised by this incident and I am urging the public to help us locate the man responsible as soon as possible."

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