Pensioner’s house burgled while she was home

09:51 16 April 2012

Archant

BURGLARS targeted an elderly woman’s home, stealing cash from the property while she was there.

The incident happened between 5pm and 9pm at a house off Offley High Street. The 84-year-old victim was at home at the time, with the offenders entering the property via an unlocked door.

They searched downstairs while the victim was upstairs, and removed cash from a wallet before making off in an unknown direction.

Pc Lee Wilkinson, based at Hitchin Police Station, is investigating the incident.

He said: “This was an audacious crime where these people have entered into the home of an elderly lady and have taken money from her.

“I would urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time of this incident or who may have noticed anything suspicious around the High Street or Clarion Close area at all, to call us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact Pc Wilkinson on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G1/12/812 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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