Masked raiders confront woman in her home

Crime
Crime

Two masked offenders are being sought by police after they confronted a woman in her home in Boston - only fleeing after her husband returned.

The incident took place in Pilley’s Lane yesterday evening, shortly before 7.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “Two offenders approached the rear of the property from Willoughby Road/Horncastle Road direction, and confronted a female resident as she was entering her back door from the garden.

“Soon after they entered the house, the woman’s husband returned from walking the dog and the two offenders fled the property on foot. They ran along the railway line towards the Tattershall Road/Redcap Lane direction.

“The victim, who is 62, was shocked and distressed but unhurt during the incident.”

The two offenders are described as being in their teens, approximately 16-19 years of age.

One was 5’8” to 5’10” tall, wearing a light grey hoodie with the hood up, a dark scarf across his face, black tracksuit bottoms with elasticated ankles and grey or blue lace-up trainers or shoes.

The other was shorter at 5’6”, of thin build, and was dressed entirely in black with his face covered by a balaclava-type garment.

Lincolnshire police are treating this as an aggravated burglary and are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Anyone who was in the area yesterday evening and who saw two people matching this description, or who has any information about the incident, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 436 of September 5.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.