Burglar threatens elderly woman and makes off with cash

AN 85-year-old woman was threatened by a burglar who then made off from her Boston home with cash.

The elderly woman was in the kitchen at her home in Cromwell Close at around 9.10am on Saturday when a man broke in and demanded money.

He broke the chain on the back door, which was ajar, to gain access to the house.

The man, who has been described as white, of average height and wearing a dark-coloured padded jacket with light blue piping down the left hand side, dark trousers, dark woollen hat, scarf and gloves. The hat and scarf hid his face.

Police are now looking for witnesses who may have seen the man. Anyone with information should contact DC Stuart Clements on 101, quoting incident number 130 of September 15.