Woman in her 90s woke to find burglars in her home


A woman in her 90s woke up to find two burglars in her house.

The incident happened around 1am on Sunday 26 June 2017 at an address on Egerton Close. The woman woke to find two men in her property – they left her home but it wasn’t until the next day that the woman discovered she had been burgled.

Among the items taken were:
Two gold wedding bands.
A gold band with five diamonds across the top in a row and engraved inside with ‘I love and trust you.’
A gold band with three diamonds and three mauve amethyst stones which were the top of the band.

PC Cassey Evans said:  “The woman has been left understandably extremely shaken by this and has received the support of her family and the Bobby Van.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in this area at this time or who may have seen these items for sale.”

Please check what you have in place to keep your home as secure as possible and consider these top tips:

1.Don’t leave your keys or ID documents within easy reach of doors, letterboxes or windows.
2.Close and lock all doors and windows. If you have multi-locking door handles, lift the handle, lock it with the key and remove it – LIFT – LOCK – REMOVE. Put the key in a safe place out of sight in case of fire.
3.Lock garages and sheds so garden tools and ladders can’t be used to break into your home.
4.Keep side gates locked and wheelie bins stored behind them.
5.Use timer switches linked to lights and a radio so it appears that someone is at home.
6.Invest in a safe for valuables and sentimental items and securely fix it to a solid surface.
7.Install a visible intruder alarm system – burglars don’t want to be seen or heard.
8.Install low level ‘dusk till dawn’ lighting to increase visibility and deter burglars.
9.Keep side and rear boundaries high to restrict access and front boundaries low to remove hiding places.
10.Photograph and mark valuables and sentimental items with your postcode and house number/name. Register items with serial numbers at: immobilise.com

If anyone has any information in regards to the property taken or they saw anything suspicious in the area please call PC Cassey Evans on 101 or alternatively, if you do not wish to leave a name, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.