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Security companies help out elderly Willenhall crime victim

By Charlotte Callear | Willenhall | Crime | Published:

Kind-hearted companies have boosted security for free at a pensioner's home after she was the victim of a shocking attack.

MJB Electronic Security and RJ Homes Electrical Services outside Willenhall Police station

Midland-based companies MJB Electronic Security and RJ Homes Electrical Services read about the 70-year-old woman who was the victim of a burglary last month and wanted to help.

It comes after four men pretended to be police officers to gain entry to the woman's home in Willenhall and held her down while they raided the house and stole cash from her on October 30 at around 5.55pm.

The companies, based in Wednesbury and Bloxwich, got in touch with the Willenhall neighbourhood policing team to offer their assistance.

They donated specialist home security equipment including an intercom system that will allow her to see who is at the door before answering along with a mobile phone after the offenders cut her telephone lines so she could not call for help.

A spokesman for both businesses, who did not want to be named, said: "The lady is more or less the same age as my mother and the first thought that came to my head was that could have been my mum.

"To go through an ordeal like that must be petrifying.

"I felt disgusted and really sorry for her and I am fed up with reading about these horrific crimes, which seem to be on the increase, and we are trying our best to combat it with security systems.

"We do not want recognition, we just wanted to help the lady realise that not everyone is bad and that there is some good in the world. She was very grateful to us."

The investigation is on-going and West Midland Police officers continue to appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting log number 20WS/251416U/18 and 20WS/253395H/18.

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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