Distraction burglar steals jewellery from 91-year-old Mablethorpe lady

Lincolnshire Police
Lincolnshire Police

Police have issued advice to be vigilant after a 91-year-old woman in Mablethorpe became a victim of jewellery theft. The theft took place at around 11am on Tuesday February 18.

A man called at the lady’s address in the Seaholme Road area of the town, asking to buy any unwanted jewellery. She allowed the man into the house and showed him some items of jewellery before agreeing a sale on a number of pieces. She later discovered that other items were missing.

Police are treating the incident as a distraction burglary, and are reminding residents to be very careful about allowing strangers into their homes.

A resident in Sutton-On-Sea contacted police on Tuesday February 25 to report a suspicious man who was visiting houses asking to buy jewellery. Always be cautious about anyone who cold-calls at your door, offering goods or services.

For more information on how to protect yourself, or ways in which you can help your vulnerable neighbours, please click here.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 90 of February 19.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.