Man arrested in connection with Gainsborough burglaries where pensioners were tied up

A man in his 30s is currently in police custody.
A man in his 30s is currently in police custody.

Police investigating two 'unusual, cold and calculated' burglaries in Gainsborough have arrested a man after a third burglary took place last night.

Police said another aggravated burglary took place last night (Monday) at a property on South Street, Morton at 8.20pm. The offender forced his way into the house of a 78-year-old woman, made aggressive threats and stole her purse containing £140.

The victim was not hurt but was shaken by the incident. Officers later located and arrested a man in his 30s in the local area, in connection with this offence and aggravated burglaries on Ropery Street and Portland Terrace. In both cases, elderly residents living alone were tied up and had money stolen.

Gainsborough pensioners tied up in ‘cold, calculated’ burglaries
He remains in custody.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them on 101.