Pensioner robbed in his own home

Ramunas Stoskus

Ramunas Stoskus

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A ROBBER who broke into an elderly man’s house and then confronted the victim with a screwdriver has been jailed.

Ramunas Stoskus, 29, broke into the property in Church Street, Northborough, near Peterborough, through a rear window on April 29.

At just before 3pm, the 69-year-old victim returned home and was confronted by Stoskus who was in his living room.

He demanded money and the shocked victim handed over cash he had on him. Stoskus then searched his pockets before fleeing.

Police were called and scenes of crime officers discovered blood near the broken window which matched Stoskus’ DNA profile.

He was arrested on May 11 and charged with robbery, which he pleaded guilty to at court. Yesterday (June 4), Stoskus, of North Street, Wisbech, was jailed for three years at Peterborough Crown Court and will be deported to Lithuanian on release.

Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor said: “This was a particularly nasty attack on an elderly victim in his own home and he was very shaken and upset.

“Stoskus had a job but admitted he broke in because he wanted more money.

“Burglary can have a devastating and lasting effect on victims and is taken extremely seriously by police and the courts.”

Stoskus also received jail sentences, to run concurrently, after admitting two burglaries in Lincolnshire, while a theft of heating oil committed in Guyhirn on May 17, while he was on bail, was taken into consideration.