An elderly woman was threatened with a knife in the middle of the night, as she lay in bed, after a thug broke into her home in a terrifying robbery.
The 71-year-old woman was the victim of a robbery at her home in Fitzroy Place, in Northampton town centre, in the early hours of Thursday, September 26.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the robbery today.
Detectives say the woman was in bed at around 3.45am, when a man walked into her bedroom and demanded money, while holding a knife he had taken from her kitchen.
She was taken to her kitchen where she handed over her purse and the robber then left.
The man is described as Asian or mixed race, aged between 20 and 30, 5ft 9in, of medium build, had spoke with a foreign accent. He was wearing dark coloured clothing.
A force spokesman said: “Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.”
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.