Woman, 97, with dementia hit in Leigh care home robbery

Woman, 97, with dementia hit in Leigh care home robbery

A 97-year-old woman with dementia has been attacked and robbed during a break-in at her care home.

Police said the robbery happened between 04:00 GMT and 07:00 at Bedford Care Home on Battersby Street, Leigh, Wigan.

The victim was treated for minor injuries "but her injuries could have been much worse", police said.

CCTV footage of the suspect riding a bicycle near the scene has been released by police.

Woman, 97, with dementia hit in Leigh care home robbery

Three rooms were broken into during the robbery.


Ch Supt Stuart Ellison, of Greater Manchester Police (GMP): "How someone could sink so low as to break into a care home is beyond me.

"We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV... seen riding a bicycle and carrying a suitcase that we believe was stolen from one of the rooms."

He urged any witnesses to contact GMP.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area.



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