Two men have appeared in court after a 72-year-old man was allegedly threatened and tied up in his home.
At 5am on Friday, police were called to a house on Fern Avenue in Staveley after receiving reports that two men had allegedly burst into the property, threatened the pensioner and demanded money.
When he refused to hand over cash, the men allegedly tied him to a chair.
James Youds, 35, of Caulden Drive, Chesterfield, and Julian Jarvis, 31, of Devonshire Close, Staveley, were arrested and both charged with aggravated burglary and false imprisonment.
They appeared at Chesterfield magistrates’ court on Saturday morning.
Both men were were remanded in custody and are next due to appear at Derby Crown Court on Friday, July 10.