Grantham police appeal for information after intruders enter homes of elderly

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Police are appealing for information and warning the public after several incidents involving intruders in elderly people’s houses.

On Friday afternoon/early evening there were three incidents, which officers think could be linked in Colsterworth, Thurlby and Market Deeping.

At addresses in Bourne Road, Closterworth, Northorpe Lane, Thurlby, and Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, occupants as old as 95 found a man, or two men in their homes. They had either broken in through windows, or got in through unlocked doors. The men left the house once discovered and it is unclear at this stage if anything was taken. The only real descriptions of the suspects is that they are white and between 30 and 40 years old.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious looking people or vehicles in these areas on Friday afternoon to get in touch with them as soon as possible. They are also urging families to discuss this issue with elderly relatives and to review home security – urging family members to keep doors and windows locked where possible.

Anyone with any information can call DS Simon Todd in Grantham CID via the non emergency 101 number quoting incident number 130 of January 12, 2013, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.