30 Oct '16, 12pm

"People need to be warned especially elderly that are vulnerable."

"People need to be warned especially elderly that are vulnerable."

A thief tricked his way into an elderly woman's home by telling her he needed to borrow a pen to leave a note for a neighbour. The 88-year-old allowed the man into her home and, while she looked for a pen, he stole her handbag and escaped. The woman's grand-daughter has posted a warning on social media about to warn others of the thief's cynical methods. Police have are investigating the distraction burglary, which happened in Front Street Birstall last week. The grand-daughter wrote on Facebook: "Just so people know and can warn their loved ones. "Somebody came to my gran's door and asked her for a pen as he needed to write a note for somebody that wasn't in. "She went to get the pen and before she knew it he had taken her handbag and money from around the house." The family has asked to remain anonymous, but the granddaughter told the Leicester Mercury: "If I can do anyt...

Full article: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/thief-stole-handbag-aft...

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