Elderly woman left ‘unharmed but shaken’ after money stolen from her home in St Ives
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Police are appealing for information after cash was stolen from an elderly woman’s home in Burgess Walk, St Ives.
The victim, a woman in her 90s, has carers visit home each day, however between about 10.15am and 12pm yesterday (October 29) she had a visit from a woman she did not recognise.
The woman is described as in her 30s with a round, smiley face and possibly with dark hair.
After entering the house, the woman went into the kitchen to make a cup of tea while the victim waited in the living room.
She then claimed to have left her phone in her car, and left without returning to the flat.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesmen said: “The victim’s daughter was told of this incident, and upon checking, noticed £25 in cash was missing from an envelope kept in a kitchen cupboard above the kettle.”
The police were called to the incident at 2pm yesterday.
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The elderly woman is said to be unharmed but “understandably shaken.”
Anybody who knows anything about the burglary is being urged to contact DC Jo Grant at Huntingdon on 101.