Distraction burglar targets 79-year-old woman in Ilkeston

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Police are appealing for information about a distraction burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Ilkeston.

At 11.30am on Thursday, a man went to the home of a 79-year-old woman on Catherine Avenue and tried to sell her cleaning products.

He walked into the house and when he left money was found to be missing.

The man is described as being in his late teens or early-20s, about 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, with short fair hair. He was carrying a blue sports bag.

Anyone with information should call DC Sarah Horton on 101, quoting crime number 43343/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.