Elderly Axminster woman targeted by burglars

PUBLISHED: 09:57 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:39 15 June 2010

POLICE in Axminster are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was the victim of a distraction burglary.

POLICE in Axminster are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was the victim of a distraction burglary.The woman, who lives in Sector Lane, Axminster, answered a knock at her front door to a woman aged in her late teens to early 20s.The woman then kept the householder talking for several minutes by asking for directions.After the young woman had left, the elderly resident discovered an unseen accomplice had entered the property via an insecure rear door and had stolen a small amount of cash.The police have asked if anyone in the area has had any unexpected or unusual callers at home recently.If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Axminster police on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference KA/08/697.


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