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Elderly woman burgled while sitting in room at Meopham retirement home

PUBLISHED: 16:30 20 December 2012

A 90-year-old woman was burgled in her room at a Meopham retirement home while she was sitting in it.

It was reported to police that two men suddenly appeared beside her, told her they were security staff and then left.

The woman soon realised £300 in cash was missing along with her cards and she immediately pressed her emergency call button.

Police said the offenders had broken into the communal area of the home.

The burglary happened at Chinnery Court in Wrotham Road at around 9.30pm on Wednesday 19.

One of the offenders was white, aged early 30s, with a medium build and southern accent.

North Division Detective Constable Sasha Monck said: “This was a nasty attack on a vulnerable lady by opportunistic burglars.

Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference XY/038863/12 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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