Woman behind bars after robbing pensioner in her own home Date published: 30th October 2015 2.59pm

A 37-year-old woman was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison after admitting robbing an vulnerable pensioner in her own home.

On 28 October 2015, Stacey Williams, from Walnut Avenue, Weaverham was sentenced at Chester Crown Court after admitting the robbery.

Williams knocked on the  70-year-old woman’s address in Rudheath and asked for money. The victim refused but Williams followed her in and continued to ask for money.

She then attacked the victim, knocking her to the floor and stole her purse, leaving her with cuts bruises and injuries to her leg.

DC Vicki Shelton said: “The victim had nasty injuries as a result of the attack and has been badly affected by her ordeal, not just physically but psychologically. Williams had attacked her in her own home, a place where should feel safe, she took that feeling of safety away from her victim who has suffered greatly as a result of this.

“She is afraid to leave her home, struggles with her mobility due to the injury to her leg and has trouble sleeping due to the trauma. I hope that this conviction will help the victim get some form of closure and help her to recover in some way from this.”