Appeal after cash stolen in burglary at Morecambe OAP’s house

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A large amount of cash was stolen during a burglary at a pensioner’s house in Morecambe.

Police were called to an address in Trumley Court at 7.40pm on Saturday, June 11, following reports of a burglary.

Between 7.20pm and 7.30pm, a man approached the property and spoke to the 84-year-old homeowner before leaving.

A short time later, the man returned, walking into the house and took the victim’s handbag from the lounge before escaping.

The thief took a black square handbag containing bank cards and a black oval purse with a large amount of money.

He is described as white, of medium build, with short blonde hair.

Police are keen to trace the man as well as a Volkswagen Passat seen in the area at the time of the theft.

Det Con Gillian Topping, of Lancaster CID, said: “We are appealing for information after an 84-year-old woman was the victim of a burglary in Morecambe.

“This was a particularly callous act, with the offender entering the female’s home and stealing her handbag from next to her.

“We believe the thief may have left the area in a Volkswagen Passat with blacked out windows and would like to speak to anyone who saw this vehicle close to Trumley Court.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WB1604614.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555111 or reached online at