100-year-old woman violently robbed in her own home

Police have issued a wanted notice after a 100-year-old woman was violently robbed by an intruder at her home in the Brussels municipality of Schaarbeek. Although the robbery happened on 16 July, the Federal Police only issued a wanted notice for the information on the indentity of robber earlier today

On the morning of Saturday 16 July, a man broke into to the woman’s home on the Lambertmontlaan in Schaarbeek sometime between 7am and 8:15am. He pushed his elderly victim to the ground and threatened to kill her on several occasions. The robber searched the woman’s house and took a large quantity of jewelry.

The police describe the robber as a French-speaking man in his thirties. He is around 1.80m tall and of athletic build. The police have released a photofit sketch of the suspect (above).

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing gray trousers and a long-sleeved blue T-shirt.

Anyone able provide information about the indentity of the robber should contact the police on the freephone 0800 30 300 (Belgium only). People from outside Belgium that have information should call 0032 2 554 4488.


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