Police hunting three masked men who pinned a woman to her bed during a ‘brutal’ robbery at her home have released an image of a watch which belonged to her dead husband that was stolen during the raid.
The 52-year-old widow was targeted at her home in Fox Street, Woodsetton, on Thursday night.
Her screams eventually forced the gang to flee but they took two watches, one of which belonged to the woman’s husband who died seven years ago.
Dc Darren Brown said: “This was an extremely brutal attack on a defenceless woman, who should feel safe in her own home.
"The watch is of extreme sentimental value, as it was bought for the lady’s husband’s 40th birthday, who sadly died five years later.
“The watch, a gold Swiss Ebel with a cream face, is very distinctive as it has been made smaller to fit a woman’s wrist. The family are desperate to recover it.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.