June 12, 2020 12.50 pm This story is over 48 months old

Elderly woman burgled by fake COVID-19 cleaners

Woman in her 80s robbed of £5k

By Local Democracy Reporter

Two men used a COVID-19 distraction tactic to force their way into the house of a woman in her 80s, stealing £5,000 from her Scothern home.

The burglary happened after a knock at the elderly lady’s door at around 4.40pm on Thursday, June 11.

The two men told the woman that they were asked to clean her home after receiving a report of COVID-19 in her property in Heathlea, Scothern.

They then pushed and injured her before stealing a handbag that had around £5,000 cash inside it.

Police are appealing for information from people who may have seen two suspicious men in the Scothern or Nettleham area.

You can contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting incident number 299 of June 11.