POLICE are urging witnesses to come forward to help them catch the two men who tied up an 87-year-old woman during a terrifying raid on her Great Sutton home.
Intruders smashed their way into the property in the Pennington Green area through the kitchen door at about 8pm on Sunday, December 2.
They forced the elderly resident to the floor before tying her feet together with gaffer tape.
During the struggle she managed to press her panic alarm, which she had round her neck, to alert police.
This panicked the men and caused them to flee the scene.
Both are described as being well built, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall and wearing dark clothing, which also covered their faces, and dark gloves.
The woman was left extremely shaken but was not badly hurt.
Detective Sergeant Henry Platten said: “Enquiries are still ongoing. We would urge witnesses or anyone with information to get in contact with us.
“Even if they don’t think it’s important they should still give us a call.”
Police say the panic alarm prevented what could have been an even more serious incident.
More than 1,200 elderly residents in the borough own one of the Lifeline alarms and anyone interested in having one installed should call Social Services on 0151 357 4500.
If you have any information call DS Mike Ankers or DC Henry Platten on 01244 613165, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.