Elderly woman targeted during burglary

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POLICE have issued a warning after an elderly woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Towcester last week.

At around 1.35pm on Friday, May 13 two men came to the door of the elderly woman and said they were going to carry out work on her garden and windows.

They entered the house to explain what work they would be doing but when they left the woman noticed that her purse had been taken.

One of the men is described as white, aged about 40, around 6ft 2ins tall and was wearing a dark top.

Anyone with information about this burglary should contact Police on 03000 111222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.