Woman (83) robbed in own home

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AN elderly woman was robbed in her own home by thugs who forced their way in.

Police believe the 83-year-old had been watched prior to the incident at 12-40 p.m. on Wednesday.

They knocked on her back door before barging their way into the house in Lubbock Street, Gannow, and stealing her cream patchwork handbag containing a wallet and purse.

During the robbery the woman was pushed or fell down some stairs leaving her with a cut hand.

Paramedics attended the scene and the victim was treated for shock.

Police arrested two men, aged 18 and 24, in connection with the incident and they were being questioned by detectives.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.