Victim, 92, traumatised after two ‘workmen’ gain entry to her home, carry out ‘an untidy search’ before fleeing with only her panic alarm

Police hunt for two men who left Manea woman, 92, traumatised after distraction burglary.

Police hunt for two men who left Manea woman, 92, traumatised after distraction burglary. - Credit: Archant

A 92-year-old Manea woman who let two ‘workmen’ into her home to fix guttering was left traumatised after they demanded cash, searched her home and fled with her panic alarm.

The incident happened last Friday lunchtime when the two men knocked at the door of her bungalow and told the woman they were workmen coming to carry out repairs.

However once inside one of the men kept her distracted whilst the other searched for cash.

A police spokesman said: “Whilst the victim was distracted one of the men carried out an untidy search of the house.

“However they left empty handed other than taking a personal alarm to prevent the victim requesting immediate help.”


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The woman eventually managed to get out and summon help from a local shopkeeper and the police were called.

The woman has told police she thought one of the burglars was much older than the other- she thought they might have been father and son.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area on February 2 should contact police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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