Elderly woman subjected to 40-minute ordeal
Updated on 31st August 2012
An elderly woman was left distraught and extremely shaken after she is believed to have been threatened by an intruder with a knife in her home.
It happened at around 9pm on Thursday (30 August 2012) at a house in Porchester Road, Mapperley, after the 78-year-old occupant discovered a man in her kitchen, who claimed to be doing some work on her house.
A second man is then thought to have gone upstairs to search the bedrooms.
When the woman tried to go upstairs she was allegedly threatened with a knife.
She eventually managed to escape and raised the alarm.
The incident is thought to have lasted around 40 minutes and while the victim was uninjured she was distressed by the ordeal.
The first man is described as white, tall, and a strong build. He had a broad face and was wearing brown work wear.
The second man was of mixed race.
They are both believed to have fled the scene in a white car down Porchester Road towards Carlton Hill.
Two laptops, a quantity of cash and gold jewellery were thought to have been stolen.
Police made enquiries in the area and have increased patrols to deter criminals and provide reassurance to local residents.
Two men, aged 50 and 33, have been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries, but police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to call them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency dial 999