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Men show ‘no remorse’ for violent robberies on elderly women

GUILTY: Leonard Carr, left, and Peter Lindsay

TWO MEN, who violently robbed and attacked two elderly women, showed ‘no remorse’ for their crimes, the detective leading the investigation has said.

During the first burglary on Jan 28, Peter Lindsay, 42, and Leonard Carr, 46, followed an elderly woman home before attacking her from behind. They then bound and gagged her in her Thornton Heath home before stealing cash, jewelry, a mobile phone.

The victim later suffered a heart attack and was admitted into hospital.

The second offence occurred on Feb 2 in Croydon, when Lindsay and Carr again followed their victim home after alighting a bus from the town centre.

Once inside, the robbers, who covered the victim’s heads with clothing to avoid being identified, then bound her hands and feet, hand stole credit cards, a large quantity of jewelry, mobile phone and a laptop computer, which was later recovered in the home of Lindsay.

Within ten minutes of the incident Carr and Lindsay withdrew money from the woman's account at a cash point close to her home.

Carr was arrested on Feb 6 and was remanded in custody. He was charged with aggravated burglary on March 2.

Lindsay was arrested on Feb 16. He was charged with aggravated burglary on February 18 and also remanded in custody.

Detective Sergeant, Louise Knipe, from the Met's Croydon borough, said: "Both men denied the offences and they have shown no remorse for their violent crimes."

She added: "They left their elderly victims injured, in one case suffering a heart attack and very shaken. I am pleased that the jury seen through their lies and hope that the conviction brings some small comfort to their victims."

Both are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on September 29.

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