A burglar fetched a glass of water for a woman who he thought was having a heart attack, then carried on stealing cash, jewellery and alcohol from her home.
The 69-year-old householder feigned a heart attack to try to deter the man who had broken into her home in Wednesbury in the West Midlands.
Police said the burglar woke up the victim in her bedroom, in the early hours of Friday morning, “demanding money and making threats”.
When she made out she was unwell, the culprit initially got her the water before taking her valuables and making off in her car, a Suzuki Swift.
The suspect is white, in his mid-20s, slim, and spoke with a Black Country accent, officers say.
Culled from the Independent.