|A 79 year old man has died two days after being
burgled at his mobile home in Coventry.
The incident happened at New Green Park in Wyken Croft at 7.30pm
on Thursday 27 December when two men forced their way into the
The victim was bundled into the bedroom and held on the floor by
one attacker while the other searched the premises. The second
offender let go of the man to help with the search, at which point
the elderly man got up and tried to leave.
One of the assailants then sat on the man to restrain him while
the other continued to search for valuables. They then escaped with
£800 in cash.
Both men are described as white, with Irish accents, both about
5'8" tall, thick set, and in their 20s or 30s.
The 79 year old victim had no visible injuries at the time.
However, he was found dead at his home at midday on Saturday 29
A post mortem took place the following day and the cause of death
was found to be natural causes - he had a degenerative heart
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call
officers at Stoney Stanton Road police station on 0845 113 5000.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who has come across a
group of Irish men posing as gardeners who are believed to be in the
area, although this was not the method used during this burglary.