August 13, 2018 12.09 pm This story is over 65 months old

Elderly woman finds burglar crawling on bedroom floor

He spoke with a local accent.

A 77-year-old woman in Grimsby is in shock after waking to find a burglar crawling along her bedroom floor in the early hours of the morning.

Police are looking for the suspect after the burglary at a home on Barry Avenue on August 10.

The victim woke up at around 3.15am to find a man crawling on his hands and knees around her bedroom.

Police said she challenged him before he ran out of the property, taking with him a yellow make-up bag containing money and bank cards and two cordless Panasonic house phones.

The woman wasn’t hurt.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “We want to find this man.

“He’s been described as white, 20 to 30-years-old, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 9 tall, slim, and was wearing black or dark coloured clothing and woollen hat.

“He spoke with a local accent.”

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting reference 16/84407/18.