An 81-year-old man was assaulted, had his wedding ring prised from his finger and was locked in a room by a knife-wielding burglar. The pensioner was just one of many of Dobroslav Gabor’s victims who carried out a massive spree of burglaries throughout Birmingham and the Black Country.
Gabor of Windermere Road, Handsworth, who had previously admitted conspiracy to burgle, aggravated burglary and two charges of burgling a temple, was jailed for 16 years.
The elderly man – who had Parkinson’s, heart disease and used a walking frame – left the front door to his bungalow in West Bromwich unlocked as he waited for a carer when the 26-year-old struck on October 28, 2020.
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The victim went into his living room and was confronted by Gabor. Because he was hard of hearing he had not heard them