On Sunday evening Ida Brown was confronted by two men. They pushed her to the wall of her home in Dunston, Gateshead. After they took everything they needed, she was left with an injured knee and serious bruising on her eyes.
Ida Brown is a pensioner struggling with leukemia. She revealed her horrors and injuries she got after this incident.
The burglary happened on Sunday at 5.30 am. They pushed her to the wall, took what they needed, and left her distraught on the floor, causing serious injuries.
The cat, Henry VIII, has woken her up. Ida immediately went to see her home after the burglars left her home, where she lives alone.
Once she showed on the door, the thieves were leaving, shouting that they will be back.
According to Ms. Brown, they didn’t steal her scooter.
‘They didn’t manage to steal my scooter, but I can just remember them running away and shouting ‘we’ll be back’.
‘I have leukemia and just had a pacemaker fitted in my heart before all this happened, so I do need my mobility scooter to get me around.
‘My knee is really painful, and I couldn’t open my eye for a few days afterwards.”
Because of her disease, she cannot take any painkillers, so she must bear all the pain.
During these challenging times, Ida’s neighbors were tremendous support, and the cat is guarding her. But, only with the idea that they will be back, Brown is petrified.
‘I know I won’t be opening my door to anyone again because I don’t want to put myself in that position.
‘I just hope that the police manage to catch the people who did it because there are lots of elderly people around here, and I don’t want anyone to go through what I had to.’
The police opened an investigation for this robbery. Inspector Alan Davison asked Ms. Brown to see some pictures to say if she recognizes the thieves.
Alan Davison declared:
”This is an abhorrent attack on a vulnerable pensioner in her own home, and we are determined to find those responsible.
‘The mobility scooter would clearly belong to someone with a vulnerability, and I find it appalling that anyone would try to take it away from someone in need.
‘To then shove an elderly woman into a wall, and cause the level of injury that they have done, is beyond comprehension, and I know the wider community will share our anger.’
All those who know something should call 101 and say it!