TWO ROBBERS knocked an elderly woman to the floor as they burst into her Bromsgrove home and stole cash and jewellery.
The incident happened at the address in Morris Road, Charford, at 5.30pm on Thursday (November 19).
The men knocked on the door and carried out the attack when the woman answered.
This robbery is being linked to two others – one in Bromsgrove and another in Worcester which happened on Tuesday (November 17).
In the first, at 6pm, the two masked intruders forced their way through the back door of the house on Stourbridge Road, and knocked down the pensioner before threatening her and leaving with her cash and jewellery.
At 8pm, that evening, two men entered a property on Barn Close in St Johns, Worcester, where they punched the elderly man living there in the face and left with his money.
As in the recent one, on both occasions, the attackers had their faces covered.
During those two they were wearing jeans and trainers. One was wearing a black jacket and the other had a brown jacket on, but both are described as being about 30-years-old and of a thin build.
Following the incidents, police have warned residents to be on their guard.
Det Insp Andy Gough said: “A thorough investigation into these incidents is under way and we are working hard to identify those responsible.
“We have increased our patrols and are urging the local community to be mindful and remain vigilant in their homes.
“With evenings getting darker we are asking everyone to be cautious with unexpected visitors.
“Always check to see who is at the door before you answer it and if you are in any doubt either call a friend or neighbour or call the police.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101 and quote the incident 526s of the 19th November.
Information can also be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org