Thursday, 30 May 2013

Housebound pensioners terrorized by walk-in burglar

Police are appealing for information after an elderly couple were confronted by a burglar at their home in Morecambe, stealing over £2000 in cash.

The offence took place at around 5.35pm on Saturday 18th May at an address on Charles Street. The victims were sat in their lounge watching television when a man walked in through an insecure front door.

He walked into the centre of the living room before grabbing the victim’s handbag which was on the floor and running from the house.

DC Mike O’Regan from Morecambe Reactive CID said: “The victims of this burglary are elderly and house bound, which makes it all the more traumatic.

“The female victim has lived in the same house for 71 years since she was 11 years old, and this is the first time she has been burgled so she is understandably very upset, especially as the offender walked into the living room and stole her bag whilst she and her husband were sat in the room, powerless to stop him.

“Despite a police search of the area the offender could not be found so I’d urge anybody with any information about this burglary to come forward on 101.”

The offender is described as being short, aged 19-24 and tidy in appearance. The stolen bag is black leather with two short straps with a fastener in between. It contained over £2,000 in cash, along with bank cards and a post office card.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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