Man dies after Christmas robbery

Published: Wednesday 31st December 2014 by The News Editor

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A 61-year-old man has died after he was robbed at his home on Christmas Day.

South Yorkshire Police said the man was reportedly assaulted at his home in the Lowedges area of Sheffield on December 25 by a man who took a PlayStation 3 console and cash.

A force spokesman said the victim has now died in hospital.

The spokesman said: “At around 10.30am on Thursday December 25 , a 61-year-old man was inside his home in Reney Crescent, Lowedges, when he answered a knock at his door.

“An unknown man is reported to have entered the property, assaulting the 61-year-old and taking a PlayStation 3 and cash before fleeing the scene.

“The 61-year-old was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries where he later died.

“His family have been informed and officers are providing support.”

He said a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody.

Yesterday, as the victim was still fighting for his life in hospital and before an arrest was made, Detective Inspector Richard Partridge said the assault took place “on Christmas Day in broad daylight”.

He said: “We believe that the suspect deliberately targeted this man’s house, forcing his way into the property and injuring a vulnerable member of the community before stealing valuables.”

Published: Wednesday 31st December 2014 by The News Editor

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