Thursday, February 06, 2014

Burglar hit with pan and rolling pin before being pinned to floor by pensioner and her daughter

A burglar got more than he bargained for when he broke into a house in Almondbury, West Yorkshire. He is now in custody in Huddersfield Police Station after being tackled by two women brandishing a pan and a rolling pin.

The 29-year-old man was hit over the head with a pan, hit with a rolling pin and pinned to the floor by the two occupants until police officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later. The mother and daughter were watching TV between 5.45pm and 6.15pm on Sunday when they heard a noise in the adjacent hallway. They dialled 999 and went into the kitchen to check the back door. They then heard a further noise in an upstairs bedroom.

One of the women ventured upstairs and saw the intruder in the doorway of a bedroom. She challenged him and the man ran downstairs and tried to flee the house. But the 41-year-old woman was not letting him escape so easily. She got hold of the man and struggled with him in the kitchen. Her 68-year-old mother provided back-up with a rolling pin. The indomitable duo then restrained the man on the floor until police arrived shortly afterwards.

Acting Detective Inspector Ian Thornes praised the women’s actions, but warned of the dangers of tackling intruders. He said:  “The two occupants rang 999 immediately and the police were quickly on the scene. It was a very brave effort by the two women and in this case had a good outcome. Both occupants are fit and well after their ordeal. However, we would issue cautionary advice about tackling intruders. Anyone who suspects they have an intruder in their house should ring 999 immediately.”

1 comment:

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