Police are appealing for help to catch thieves who stole cash from a 92-year-old woman’s home in Stoke Lodge, Patchway.
It happened at about 1pm yesterday, Thursday 18th October, in the Stoke Lane/Amberley Road area.
The lady was taking an afternoon nap when two men came into her home through an unlocked door and took the cash from her bag. She woke and sent them on their way.
A blue tipper-type truck was seen in the area recently and police say they are keen to trace the occupants.
Anyone with any information which could help with enquiries is asked to call South Gloucestershire CID on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (they never ask your name or trace your call).
The incident happened as officers across South Gloucestershire were targeting doorstep criminals and offering crime prevention advice to vulnerable elderly people.
- Across South Gloucestershire, police stopped and checked vans, working with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the DVLA to target so-called ‘rogue traders’ – people who target vulnerable householders and either carry out unnecessary or shoddy maintenance work, overcharge, or even demand money for work they have not completed.
- PCSO Mike Holton joined forces with South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Care and Housing Department at a Get Involved, Get Connected event at Staple Hill Methodist Church on Thursday October 18 aimed at people aged over 50. He talked to around 30 people and gave out leaflets with home security advice.
- Bradley Stoke PCSO Kirsty McKillop spent two days with Meals on Wheels, visiting vulnerable elderly people in their homes to give them crime prevention advice.
Photo: Stoke Lane, Stoke Lodge, near Amberley Road Baptist Church.
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