Lady, 97, is burgled twice in six days by attackers who stole a marriage ring from round her neck and searched by way of her Christmas playing cards for money

  • The aged lady was focused at her residence in Rochdale, Better Manchester 
  • One of many burglars claimed he was there to repair the alarm and was allowed inside
  • Six days later a person broke by way of a window and lifted a necklace over her head 

Tim Stickings For Mailonline

A 97-year-old lady was burgled twice in six days by attackers who stole money, took her wedding ceremony ring and even searched by way of her Christmas playing cards for cash. 

The aged lady was focused at her residence in Rochdale, Better Manchester, within the week earlier than Christmas in two assaults which police mentioned had been ‘linked’. 

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One of many burglars claimed he was there to repair the alarm and stole her purse as soon as she allowed him inside. 

Police mentioned the lady, who has not been named, was ‘very shaken up’ by the 2 thefts.  

The wedding ring on a chain which was stolen by a burglar who targeted a 97-year-old woman's home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, shortly before Christmas

The wedding ring on a chain which was stolen by a burglar who targeted a 97-year-old woman's home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, shortly before Christmas

The marriage ring on a sequence which was stolen by a burglar who focused a 97-year-old lady’s residence in Rochdale, Better Manchester, shortly earlier than Christmas

On Sunday, December 16, the alarm went off on the home in Park Highway whereas the lady was at residence. 

An unknown man approached her and provided to assist however rapidly departed the scene when a neighbour arrived, police mentioned. 

The next night a person knocked on the door claiming he was there to repair her alarm. 

After he was allowed in he stole the lady’s purse, which contained a small amount of money, from her purse.

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Six days later, on Sunday, December 23, a person smashed by way of the rear patio window and broke in after the 97-year-old had ignored a knock on her entrance window.

‘As soon as inside, he opened the lady’s Christmas playing cards, seemingly trying to find money,’ a police spokesperson mentioned. 

‘He then approached the lady as she sat in her armchair and lifted the necklace she was carrying over her head earlier than leaving the tackle with it.

‘The lengthy gold chain contained the lady’s gold wedding ceremony ring, which is of nice sentimental worth and a household heirloom which had been handed down from her grandmother.’ 

The elderly woman was targeted at her home in Park Road (pictured) in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in the week before Christmas in two attacks which police said were 'linked'

The elderly woman was targeted at her home in Park Road (pictured) in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in the week before Christmas in two attacks which police said were 'linked'

The aged lady was focused at her residence in Park Highway (pictured) in Rochdale, Better Manchester, within the week earlier than Christmas in two assaults which police mentioned had been ‘linked’

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Detective Constable Jordan Wilcock, from Rochdale CID, mentioned: ‘Fortunately, the lady was not injured however she was understandably very shaken up by this ordeal.

‘It’s sickening {that a} 97-year-old lady was focused on this method and had her valuable jewelry snatched from round her neck in her own residence.

‘The picture of the necklace is just not the very best quality, however we hope individuals may recognise it and assist us return it to the sufferer.

‘Did you see anybody appearing suspiciously or something uncommon within the space on the time? Any data you’ve gotten could also be important in permitting us to catch the cowardly thug who robbed this susceptible and aged lady.’

Anybody with any data ought to name police on 0161 856 8635 quoting incident quantity 1948 of 23 December 2018.  

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