Sneak-in purse theft

08 Jun 2016 12:45 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a sneak-in burglary in Berwick.

It happened between 6pm and 8.15pm on Monday, June 6, in Billendean Road when a thief sneaked into the home of an elderly woman.

They entered via the garden and an unlocked rear door and stole her purse before making off unseen.

The woman then found an undisclosed amount of cash had been withdrawn from her bank using the stolen credit card.

Officers are also advising residents to keep their homes securely locked following this incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 735 of 07/06/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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