A shocked community has pledged to rally round in support of a 93-year-old woman left ‘traumatised’ by a break-in at her Doncaster home.
The woman, who lives in Denaby, woke to noises in her property in the dead of night and, as she lay terrified in her bed, a man entered her bedroom and rifled through her cupboards and drawers. A number of items were stolen from the woman’s home including her purse and a flat screen TV.
Today appalled locals united in support of the woman and to condemn the ‘despicable’ burglar who carried out the crime.
And owner of Doncaster business CCTV Revolution, Jason Morris, has offered to provide her with CCTV.
“We want to offer her anything she needs to make her feel safe again,” said Jason, aged 43, from Denaby.
“We’re going to install high quality CCTV at her home, he said. “This equipment means the burglars won’t be able to come back and do the same thing again.
“I think everybody around here wants to support her. No-one can believe that someone would do this to a 93-year-old lady.”
Friend of the victim, and fellow Denaby resident Kerry Bulcroft, said the 93-year-old is doing better but is still ‘distressed by what happened’.
“I know that she’s kept her lights on, and has been sat up for most of the night since it happened,” said the 35-year-old mum of two.
“She’s a really houseproud lady and loves her home, so for them to come in, mess things up, and make her feel scared like that is just despicable.
“Everyone around here knows her, she’s a really popular lady.
“We’ve been scouting round the shops to see if we can find her TV and see if we can maybe track down who did it.
“I’m devastated that someone could do something like this in Denaby. We have crime here, don’t get me wrong, but not like this. It’s atrocious.”
The break-in happened some time between 10pm last Sunday, October 26, and 8am on Monday, October 27.
Investigating officer PC Carl Glossop said: “The victim is understandably traumatised and incredibly distressed by what has happened.
“I would urge anyone who has information regarding this incident to please contact the police to assist in finding those responsible.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 212 of October 27.