Elderly woman burgled – police want to trace two men Print
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:01

Issued on 9/5/18 at 10:25 a.m.

Incident number: 18*208962

Police want to trace two men who are believed to have stolen jewellery from an elderly victim – after telling her they were looking for a cat.

The incident happened at an address in Uplands Road, Oadby, at around 2.40pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The victim was at home when she heard a noise coming from her bedroom. Having left the door open, she noticed it was closed and went inside and saw two men, who told her they were looking for a cat.

The men mentioned that they may need to go into a neighbouring property and went out through the victim’s front door. They may have then headed onto Uplands Road.

Around 10 to 15 minutes later, the victim noticed that her engagement ring, eternity ring, wedding ring, watch and a brooch had been taken.

One man is described as black, in his 30s and with a large, round face. He was wearing a cap and a t-shirt that may have been blue with jeans or jogging bottoms. The other man is white with a tan and in his 20s. He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

PC Paul Warren, the investigating officer, said: “This was a planned burglary of an elderly victim in which sentimental jewellery was stolen. When the men were caught, they quickly made an excuse so that they could get away.

“Did you see men matching either description in or around Uplands Road on Tuesday afternoon? Or have you been offered items of jewellery for sale? If so, then I would like to speak to you.”

PC 679 Warren can be contacted on 101, quoting crime number 18*208962.

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