Burglar put his hand over woman’s mouth before forcing her to hand over cash

A WOMAN was approached in her Boston home by a man who put his hand over her mouth before burgling her property.

Police are appealing for information about the burglary which took place at in Willoughby Road shortly after 6pm on Sunday.

Officers said the woman at the address was attending to something outside the front door when her phone rang and she left the door insecure while she went to answer it.

As she finished the call, she was approached from behind by a man who covered her mouth and told her to be quiet and hand over money. He left the address soon after with cash and the victim’s cheque book.

The offender was dressed in black or dark clothing with long sleeves and long gloves that covered the end of the sleeves.

He was wearing a black motorcycle helmet that had no motifs or emblems on it. The visor on the helmet was tinted and none of the offender’s skin was visible so the victim has a vague description - saying the man had a ‘rough’ English accent, was medium build and 5ft 7in or above in height.

Anyone with information should contact DC Helen Halfyard at Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting the incident number 364 of October 7.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.