Elderly woman victim of distraction burglary in Daventry

AN ELDERLY woman from Daventry discovered a burglar in her own home.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary on Tuesday, October 4, between 2.30pm and 2.45pm in The Inlands, Daventry.

A 74 year old woman left her front door open as she went into the garden.

When she returned inside she found a man standing by the front door. The man said his cat was trapped and asked for helping looking for it.

The woman then spotted a second man walking down the stairs in the house.

Both offenders then left the address.

The woman discovered that a sum of cash had been taken.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.