Burglars steal Christmas gifts from elderly woman’s home in Cheshire

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A number of Christmas gifts and sentimental jewelry were stolen from an elderly woman in Warrington.

The group of delinquents broke into an address on Fitzherbert Street Thursday, December 30 between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

After entering through the back door, they searched the property and stole items including cash, sentimental jewelry and gift cards that had been given to the victim for Christmas.

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They escaped through the back garden and onto an old railroad embankment at the back.

Cheshire Police are now appealing for witnesses, video footage or any information about the burglary to aid the ongoing investigation.

Detective Constable Ian Morris said: “Being the victim of a burglary is always a traumatic experience, but in this case the victim is an elderly lady and many stolen items were of great sentimental value to her.

“We are committed to doing everything possible to find those responsible and we are already following a number of investigative leads.

“As part of our investigation, we also want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who thinks they have witnessed something suspicious.

“I would also ask residents and nearby drivers to check their CCTV or dashcam footage and come forward if you think it may be of help to our investigation.

“If you have even minimal information, give us a call at 101, quoting IML 1167260 or provide the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report .

“Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”


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