Two Men Jailed For Robbing Vulnerable Man In Rishworth

The pair tied up their victim while stealing from his house in the village near Sowerby Bridge.

Two men from Cheshire have been jailed for their part in a robbery of a vulnerable man at his home in Rishworth, near Sowerby Bridge.

Mark McCombe, 35 and Faley Rasmussen, 34, travelled to the West Yorkshire village in March this year where they targeted the victim.

The men gained entry into the man's home whilst he was asleep, then tied him up, before making off with his coin collection.

Calderdale CID investigated and the pair were arrested later the same day having travelled back to the Cheshire area.

Some of the coins were recovered in a local pawnbrokers shop.

Both men pleaded guilty to robbery and were sentenced to six years each at Bradford Crown Court on Friday.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson from Calderdale CID said:

"This was a terrifying attack on a vulnerable person in his own home. I hope that the imprisonment of the two men responsible will give some closure to the victim and warn off any other people thinking they can commit serious offences like this with no consequences."

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