A ‘callous’ burglar posing as an odd-job man stole an elderly woman’s handbag from her Morecambe home.
He knocked on the door of a house on Carleton Street at around 12.15pm on Monday, November 4.
He asked the occupants, an elderly couple, if they needed any work doing and was allowed entry inside where, after chatting to them, he stole the dark blue, leather handbag from the dining room and left.
The bag, with a damaged strap, contained shopping money, a mobile phone and bank cards. The man was described as white, tanned, 6ft, heavily built, aged 50 to 55, with dark hair, possibly with a moustache, who spoke with a foreign accent and was wearing a three-quarter length dark brown leather jacket.
Detective Sergeant Fiona Jackson, of Morecambe CID, appealed to anyone who saw the suspect, or thinks they were visited by him, adding: “This is a callous crime against a couple aged in their 80s in their own home. An investigation is under way but we would welcome any information from the public.” Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.