Padiham woman woke up to find burglar in bedroom

AN ELDERLY woman woke up in bed to find a burglar in her bedroom stealing her handbag with £5,000 cash inside.

The thief entered the 82-year-old victim’s home in Grove Lane, Padiham, through the rear porch after taking out a glass panel of the door and unlocking it.

Police said the offender grabbed a £100 TV from the kitchen before entering her bedroom and stealing her handbag containing £5,000 cash, her cheque book and bank card.

The burglar is described as a short white male, of medium build, aged between 20 and 30, and wearing a beanie hat.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “If anyone heard or saw anything suspicious, or knows anything about this incident, they should contact police by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, and quote log reference number 0016 of 28/3.”

The incident happened between 11.30pm on Thursday, and 12.30am yesterday.

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5:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pwitch says...

Hope he is caught soon.- time for more good quality CCTV in areas like this to stop scrotes frightening older members of society and taking their savings etc. Probably a druggy wanting cash for hash.
Hope he is caught soon.- time for more good quality CCTV in areas like this to stop scrotes frightening older members of society and taking their savings etc. Probably a druggy wanting cash for hash. pwitch
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6:26pm Sun 30 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Whilst understanding why elderly people keep such large sums of money in their homes, here is a lesson for others. There is really no need to keep such sums on your person. Even is she was going to spend it the following day it could have been hidden away, preferably in a safe. They are not expensive to purchase and do give peace of mind.
Whilst understanding why elderly people keep such large sums of money in their homes, here is a lesson for others. There is really no need to keep such sums on your person. Even is she was going to spend it the following day it could have been hidden away, preferably in a safe. They are not expensive to purchase and do give peace of mind. A Darener
  • Score: 3

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