A TERRIFIED pensioner was hurt and left badly shaken after robbers forced their way into her Hall Green home.
Joan Garvey was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury after her carer found her on the floor of the house in Hazelville Road after the callous robbers barged past her when she answered the door just after 9.30am on Tuesday (July 7) morning.
The 84-year-old was found by her carer just a few minutes after the attack on her living room floor having crawled from the hallway to safety.
Detective Constable Tom Lyons from Stechford police station, said aside from her physical injuries which are thankfully relatively minor, Joan was been left badly shaken by her ordeal.
“Two purses were stolen in the terrifying raid which lasted just seconds.
“They didn’t contain a lot of cash and the level of force used against Miss Garvey who lives alone was totally disproportionate.
“It’s heart-breaking to see the woman who has contributed so much over her lifetime left battered and bruised, and fretting over the crime.”
Joan, who used to work at a local hair grip factory, has lived in the house all her life and she has never married or had children.
House-to-house inquiries have started and specialist forensic officers have combed the property.
Anyone with information should call Det Con Lyons on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.