Robber who ransacked pensioner’s home jailed

By Adele Forrest | 30/10/2017

Robber who ransacked pensioner’s home jailed
Nicky Rees

A MAN who subjected a pensioner to a terrifying robbery in her own home has been jailed for ten years.

Nicky Rees (41), of Mount Pleasant Road, Masbrough, was found guilty on Friday of robbery at Sheffield Crown Court following a three-day trial.

Rees targeted the 65-year-old woman in her home in Gleadless, Sheffield, on April 7 this year after forcing his way in.

Det Con Newman Holt said Rees demanded money and ransacked the property before making off with cash and jewellery.

He added: “An investigation was launched into the incident and after reviewing CCTV and forensically analysing a piece of a rubber glove found at the scene, Rees was positively identified, arrested in early May and subsequently charged with the offence.

“I would like to praise the victim, who was left incredibly distressed by this incident, as it was through the bravery and courage she showed during the trial, Rees was found guilty and justice was achieved.

“I hope she is now able to take some in knowing Rees is now behind bars and is being punished for his actions.”

A second man believed to have been involved is still being hunted by police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101 quoting incident number 533 of April 7 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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