Cruel thieves snatch Christmas gifts and precious jewelry from an elderly woman


An elderly woman is heartbroken after burglars snatch her Christmas gifts and treasured jewellery.

His home in Fitzherbert Street, Warrington, was broken into between 4pm and 7.30pm yesterday (December 30) by intruders who forced open a back door.

Once inside, they searched the address and stole a number of items, including cash, sentimental jewelry and gift cards, which had been given to the victim as a Christmas present.

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The offenders then left the scene through the rear garden and fled across an old railway embankment to the rear of the house.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with information that could help their investigation.

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

“We are committed to doing everything we can 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 thinks they may have witnessed something suspicious.

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

“If you have any information, no matter how small, please call us on 101, quoting IML 1167260 or give the details via

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


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