Cold caller burgles 98-year-old woman

Police are appealing for information after a distraction burglar stole form a 98-year-old woman in Lincoln.

This incident took place at around 7.45am on September 1 in St Clement’s Court in Lincoln.

The offender knocked on the door of the pensioner’s house and asked for a glass of water.

She let him in and a short time later found him looking through drawers in her bedroom. The man then left the house. A small quantity of cash was stolen.

Residents are being urged to never let “cold-callers” into their homes and to ring the police immediately.

For crime prevention advice and to find out more about Lincolnshire Police’s No Cold Calling Zone and Nominated Neighbour schemes, contact your local beat team via the non-emergency number 0300 111 0300.

Source: Lincolnshire Police