Man arrested after 3rd aggravated burglary in Gainsborough

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with 2 burglaries in Gainsborough in which 2 pensioners were tied up and robbed.

Lincolnshire Police say a 3rd aggravated burglary was carried out in Gainsborough last night, which led to the arrest of a man in his 30s.

A 78 year old woman had her house broken into by the man, who made threats before stealing money from the house - she wasn't hurt.

Earlier, 2 pensioners were tied up and robbed in separate similar incidents on Sunday - A 75 year old man was restained, threatened with a knife and forced to give his pin number, whilst an 88 year old woman had cash and a phone stolen.

The suspect remains in police custody.

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