Sneak-in burglars strike again in Grantham

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Police are offering a reward for any information that leads to a conviction after another sneak-in burglary in which the home of an elderly woman was targeted.

Offenders are thought to have accessed the lady’s house through an open upstairs window while she was at home and on the ground floor of the property.

They made an untidy search of two bedrooms before making off with jewellery and cash.

The victim, an 88-year-old woman, has been left very distressed after the incident and police are appealing for any information that could help the investigation.

A £100 reward is also being offered for any information that could lead to a conviction.

Grantham Area Inspector Gary Stewart said: “This was a callous and underhand crime that has left an elderly lady incredibly distressed and anxious.

“Imagine if this was your grandmother and her home had been invaded by a cowardly offender or offenders who have rifled through her personal possessions and stolen her jewellery, which is worth far more to her sentimentally than it would probably make a criminal in cash if it were sold.

“She has been left feeling frightened and uneasy in her own home - the very place she should feel the safest.

“This really is one of the lowest types of crimes we have to deal with and it is not the first sneak-in burglary in Grantham recently. Someone must know who is carrying them out and we urge them to come forward and give us that information.

“Information can be given directly to Lincolnshire Police or if you want to remain anonymous you can feed that intelligence to us through Crimestoppers.

“A £100 cash reward has been offered as an incentive for any information that leads to a conviction.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 386 of 28/05/2014.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.