Face of man suspected of tying up and robbing woman

Police have released a computer image of a man suspected of tying up a woman and and robbing her in her home.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 10:47 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:20 pm
Evofit of a man police would like to speak to about a robbery at Spencer Court in Blackpool on July 11 2016

The crime took place between 7 and 8pm on July 11, when two men entered a flat on Spencer Court, Blackpool.

They tied up the homeowner, a woman in her 50s, before cracking open a safe and stealing a large amount of money, as well as a mobile phone.

They then fled the property leaving the woman tied up. She managed to free herself before calling the police.

The first offender is described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, with a slim build. He was wearing a light-coloured woollen beanie hat.

The second man is described as black, in his early 30s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and dark trousers.

Detective constable Kirsty Taylor, of Lancashire police, said: “This was a particularly nasty incident which left the victim very shaken.

“Two men have entered a property, tied up the homeowner and stolen a large amount of money.

“Following investigation, we have released an EvoFit image of one of the suspects.

“If you recognise this individual we would urge you to contact police immediately.”

This is the first time police have released details of this crime.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WA1610401. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.