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Boy, 16, who dragged woman, 86, off toilet to rob bracelet can now be named

Donatus Ratkus is now aged 19 and can be named as he is an adult (Picture: SWNS)

A teenager who smashed his way into an elderly woman’s home, hauled her off the toilet and snatched her bracelet has been jailed three years later.

Lithuanian Donatus Ratkus was just 16 when he and an accomplice hurled a brick through a window of the victim’s detached home on September 22, 2018.

While ransacking the property on Cannon Road, Coventry, West Midlands, the pair heard the 86-year-old woman in the downstairs toilet.

Ratkus, now 19, burst in and dragged the terrified victim off the loo before ripping off her bracelet and fleeing.

The teen was was arrested seven days later for two separate burglaries after his blood was found at two other break-ins in the city.

He was nailed by DNA matches and jailed for 27 months following the burglaries in Greens Road and Beak Avenue on September 14, but due to his age he couldn’t be named.

The teenage robber will be deported to Lithuania after serving his four-and-a-half year sentence (Picture: SWNS)

Ratkus captured on CCTV before the terrifying robbery in Coventry (Picture: SWNS)

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Officers later used phone tracing technology and forensics to link him to the Cannon Road burglary.

He was jailed for four-and-a-half years when he appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Monday and he will be deported to Lithuania after serving his sentence.

Ratkus, now aged 19, will be deported to Lithuania when he’s served his sentence. This time he could be identified because he is now an adult.

Detective Constable Chris Parry, from West Midlands Police, said: ‘This was a really nasty offence.

‘A defenceless woman was assaulted in her own home and subjected to a terrifying ordeal.

‘Ratkus had already been jailed for two other burglaries but we were determined to get justice for this lady and her family.’

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