DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a “despicable” burglary which left an elderly woman terrified.
Cheshire Police said the 93-year-old was asleep when a man entered her home in Kingsmead, Upton, through the patio doors.
He then went into the woman’s bedroom, waking her up. She demanded to know what he was doing in her home but the man ignored her and stole items of jewellery before fleeing.
Officers are now conducting house-to-house inquiries and are reviewing CCTV footage and forensic evidence in a bid to catch the burglar, who struck between 9pm and 9.30pm on February 12.
Det Cons Vicki Lee said: “This is a despicable crime committed against an elderly member of the local community.
“The victim was not injured during the burglary but was left extremely shaken by her ordeal. She is now receiving support from her family.
“Sentimental items of jewellery were stolen and this has also caused a lot of distress for the victim.
“We are committed to tracing whoever is responsible and are urging anyone who may have witnessed what happened or who was in the area at the time and may have seen something significant to come forward.
“We are also committed to doing all we can to try to recover the stolen items and reunite them with their owner.
“Anyone with any information, which may assist with our inquiries, is urged to contact us.”
The offender is described as white, aged between 30 and 40, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short, thick, dark, hair and a pale complexion. He was wearing a black raincoat.
Anyone who has any information should call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 906 of February 12.
Information can also be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.