Elderly woman victim of attempted burglary in Mansfield

An elderly woman was the victim of an attempted burglary in Mansfield.

Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 4:15 pm

The offence happened at around 9.45am on July 11 when a man entered the woman’s house on Byron Street via the front door.

Detective Sergeant Mark Shaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “He asked the victim if she needed any work doing – she declined and assumed he had left.

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Police are investigating the incident.

“But he later emerged and looked around the rooms downstairs before leaving.

“Thankfully no items were damaged or stolen and no one was hurt.”

He added: "This must have been a frightening experience for the elderly female victim."

Police said the man is described as aged in his mid-30s and white with brown hair.

He had a ‘scruffy appearance’ and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in area at the time of the offence should call police on 101, quoting incident number 697 of July 11.

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