Police step up hunt for man who forced his way into a house in Northampton, stole money and assaulted a pensioner

Police have issued a computer-generated image of a man they wish to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in Northampton earlier this week. NNL-150128-160459001
Police have issued a computer-generated image of a man they wish to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in Northampton earlier this week. NNL-150128-160459001
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Police are searching for a man who forced his way into a pensioner’s home and assaulted her before stealing cash and running away.

Northamptonshire Police have today (Wednesday) issued a computer-generated image of a man they wish to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in town earlier this week.

The burglary happened in Coaching Walk, Northampton, at around 8am on Monday morning when a man forced his way into house, assaulted the householder, an 85-year-old woman, and stole cash.

The man is described as mixed race, about 6ft 2in, with a slim, wiry, athletic build, aged 25 to 30, with dark eyes and dark shadow stubble. He was wearing a beanie hat, a dark-coloured jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

A man was seen running along Coaching Walk and into Booth Lane South around the time of the burglary.

Witnesses or who thinks they recognise the man in the e-fit is asked to contact Northampton CID on 101.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111