Zayde Ghafoor stole over £200 from a man in his eighties after threatening him to fuel his drug habit.

The 38-year-old went into the pension home in New Road, High Wycombe on February 28 and threatened him with a knife before taking £20.

Ghafoor, of Spearing Road, High Wycombe, returned to the same address two months later on April 25 and stole a cheque book, account books, a debit card and £220 in cash.

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He was found guilty by a District Judge of two counts of theft at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on July 30.

He was then sentenced to 26 weeks’ suspended imprisonment on Monday (13/9)  at the same court.

Ghafoor was arrested on 28 April and charged the following day.

Detective Constable Tom Digby from the High Wycombe Priority Crime Team said: “Ghafoor preyed upon an elderly vulnerable man and put him in fear of harm in order to steal from him and fuel his drug habit.

“Ghafoor was caught as a result of the alertness of the victim’s neighbours who noticed suspicious behaviour and notified the police.

"Thanks to their proactivity, Ghafoor has successfully been prosecuted for his crimes.”

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