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Manhunt launched for thief who got elderly woman 'glass of water' in burglary; The 69 year old woman even faked a heart attack in a bid to get the suspect out of her home.

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A thief who gave and elderly woman a 'glass of water' during a 'vicious' burlgary is being hunted by police.

The thug broke into a house on Reservoir Passage, Wednesbury, while the 69 year old was asleep upstairs.

After breaking in at around 4.15am on Friday 2nd August, the suspect burst into her bedroom and woke her up demanding money and making threats.

At one point the woman was so frightened she feigned a heart attack in a desperate bid to stop the burglary.

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Incredibly, he got her a glass of water, and forced her to watch on as he raided the family home.

The terrifying ordeal lasted for almost 30 minutes.

Just before 5am the culprit fled in the homeowners white Suzuki Swift, complete with cash, phones, jewellery and alcohol.

The thief is described as age around 25, white, slim build and has a Black Country accent.

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A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "Police have launched an urgent appeal for information following a vicious home invasion burglary in Sandwell on Friday morning (2/8).

"He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes, a black jacket with red strings and white stripes on the sleeves.

"Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, and those that saw the car flee the scene."

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The thief got her a glass of water in an astonishing moment (stock image used)

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Reservoir Passage, where the burglary took place

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 3, 2019
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