Police ‘disgusted’ at theft of elderly woman’s purse containing photo of late husband

Police officers in Sheffield investigating the theft of an elderly woman’s purse, which contained a photo of her late husband, said they are ‘disgusted’ at the offence.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30 April, 2019, 08:11

The purse was stolen during a sneak-in burglary in Longley last night.

Police officers in Sheffield said they feel 'disgusted' at the theft of an elderly woman's purse, which contained a photo of her late husband

In a Facebook post, the Sheffield North East Neighbourhood Police Team said officers were ‘disgusted’ at the theft.

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The post reads: “Please check on your vulnerable neighbours whether they be old or young.

“Tonight (Monday) we have attended a sneak-in burglary in the Longley area where a purse has been stolen.

“Money is replaceable. What isn’t replaceable is the photograph from within that purse of her and her late husband, which she’s carried for a number of years. “To the person who has stolen from this vulnerable lady - shame on you.”