Appeal after elderly woman is burgled


POLICE are appealing for information after a burglar targeted an elderly woman in Gainsborough.

The burglary happened at around 6pm on Saturday 11th August.

The man entered the woman’s house on Ropery Road, Gainsborough, to ask if she needed any work doing. While inside, he stole two purses.

He is described as white, slim, tall and approximately 20-30 years old. He has dark hair and a slight dark beard. He was wearing grey clothing and was on foot.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 416 of 11th August, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.