It was a violent robbery that shocked a Hampshire community.
A gang brandishing a crowbar and a knife burst into a 60-year-old man’s home before pinning him to the floor, stealing his cash and making off with wrapped Christmas presents……
…Hamble-based stairlift-building company Liftability has even decided to make a donation of £100.
Martin Murley, director of the Ensign Way-based firm, said: “Yesterday a headline hit the papers which shocked and saddened people local to the Hamble area.
“The story of the poor gentleman of Chadwick Way in Hamble, who was attacked by five youths and robbed of not only his money, but of the Christmas presents he’d purchased for his family and friends, was distressing for everyone to hear.
“At Liftability we work with the elderly and vulnerable every day, so we know how important it is to be quick to react when someone is in their time of need.
“This is why we’d like to offer the victim of this horrific crime, our neighbour, a gift of £100.”
Police say they have since recovered some of the Christmas presents, which were abandoned on a nearby pathway.
A CHILDREN’S charity is to benefit from a company’s generosity following a terrifying robbery.
As previously reported, stairlift company Liftability was among those shocked after a gang brandishing a crowbar and a knife burst into a 60-year-old’s home before pinning him to the floor, stealing his cash and making off with wrapped Christmas presents.
The Hamble-based firm had offered the victim a £100 donation. But he has instead asked it to donate the funds to a children’s charity, so it has given the money to Naomi House hospice, near Winchester.