A teenage burglar distracted a 94-year-old woman and stole items from her home near York.
The burglary happened at about 7.50pm on Saturday (June 20). The young man called at the home of the 94-year-old woman in The Glade, Escrick.
He engaged her in conversation and entered the house. While inside, he stole a black handbag containing bank cards and a mobile phone.
Have you seen him?
The suspect is…
|white||15-17 years old||between 5ft 3ins and 5ft 6ins tall||of slim build||clean shaven with a pale complexion||fair haired.|
He was wearing
|a cap||and a grey or dark jacket.|
Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the burglar. To get in touch, see below.
How to help the police
|Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for DC Peter Cooper or the York Investigation Hub|
|Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111|
|Email Email DC Cooper|
|Quote reference number 12150103709|
Officers are urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or vehicles in their neighbourhood, particularly those calling at the homes of older people.
There is some advice on how to spot and deal with bogus callers at the North Yorkshire Police website.