They then threatened to beat him up
On Monday evening, he was lying in bed, when two men pushed him to the ground and made off with cash and a gold watch - saying they'd attack him if he moved, or called the police.
Despite the threats, the elderly man chased them out of his home, but they knocked him over, where he cut his hand on some broken glass.
A few hours later a 75 year-old woman was targeted in Newark.
A man barged his way inside her house after pretending to be a police officer.
He then tied her up and stole cash and jewellery.