Information Wanted: Rainhill Woman Confronted by Burglar

By on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a confrontational burglary against a woman in her 80s in Rainhill last month.

At around 3.30pm on 30 June the woman was in her home on Trent Road when a man pushed past her after she answered the door to him.

Once inside, the man searched through drawers in the property before leaving empty-handed.

The woman was left shaken, but uninjured.

The man is described as white, aged between 35-40 years, and with thinning hair. He was wearing a navy blue waterproof jacket and a black baseball cap.

Officers are appealing for anyone who has seen a male fitting this description in the area around this time, or has any information about the burglary, to contact police.

Detective Constable Jeff Huxley said: “It beggars belief than someone would invade an elderly woman’s home, confront her and search through her possessions.

“Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured but was left understandably shaken by this ordeal. She is being supported by police, family, friends and neighbours at this time. We are determined to identify the man responsible and bring thim to justice.

“I am appealing to anyone with information as to who was involved to search their conscience and contact us now.”

Anyone with information can call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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