POLICE APPEAL: Man pretending to sell cleaning products breaks into vulnerable woman’s home and steals handbag

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Detectives are asking people to be on their guard following a distraction burglary in Worksop.

Between 6pm and 7pm on Friday March 13th a man selling cleaning products visited the home of a vulnerable 62-year-old woman living in Sunny Bank, Worksop.

He then gained entry into the house and stole a handbag including cash.

The handbag was later found abandoned on The Baulk in Worksop by a dog walker on the afternoon of Saturday, 14 March and handed in to the police.

The man is described as white with a tanned complexion, aged 20 to 25 and of average build and height. He was wearing a large, pale blue-coloured fabric bag.

Nottinghamshire Police would like to hear from anyone who was visited by a man selling cleaning products as they may have information which could help.

Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in Sunny Bank on the evening of Friday, 13 March or any suspicious activity in The Baulk following the burglary?

Please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference BW/017737/15.