Police are hunting for a man who had threatened to shoot a 65 year old man in the kneecap during a robbery in Hindley. The victim had been at home on Argyle Street, Hindley, at 5.30pm on Saturday 27th December 2014 when he heard a knock at the door. The offender has then pushed his way into the address and he marched the victim into the living room, where he has pulled out a silver handgun and has demanded money.
The man has then held the gun against the victim’s leg and said ‘I know you have money, I will shoot your kneecap if you don’t hand it over.’ The terrified victim has handed over £40 and some loose change that had been in his wallet, and the offender has calmly walked out the front door and down the street towards Chapel Green Road.
The offender has been described as being white, around 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build and he had a dark moustache. He had been wearing a blue hooded coat with the hood tied tightly around his face and grey tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Lee Jamieson said ‘This poor victim was understandably left shocked and shaken, all for just £40. These threats sounded like something from a gangster film, the offender even threatened to shoot the victim’s dogs if he didn’t hand over his money.
‘The fact that this thug burst into a stranger’s house, threatened him with such extreme violence, and then walked out so casually, shows that he is more than capable of doing something similar again. It is vital, therefore, that anyone who may have seen a man matching the above description in the area at the time to contact police as soon as possible.’
Anybody who has got any information should get in touch with police on 0161 856 7225 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.