Distraction thieves target elderly victim in her home as she watches television

THIEVES targeted an elderly woman in her home and stole a wallet full of cash.

The incident took place at the 81-year-old’s home in School Lane, Butterwick, shortly after 4pm on Sunday.

The victim was in her lounge with a friend when two young men entered the home through an unlocked door, stating they had seen someone through the window in the front bedroom and suggested she check her valuables.

The men accompanied the victim while she checked her money and then one of them returned to the lounge with her whilst the second offender stole a wallet containing a quantity of cash.

Both men are described as being in their early 20s and slim. One offender had short dark hair and was wearing dark trousers and jacket with a brand logo on the left breast pocket. The other man had short fair hair and was wearing glasses.

Anyone with information should call Pc Stenner at Boston Police Station on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.