CCTV APPEAL: Cards and cash stolen from elderly woman in Preston

Following CCTV enquiries, officers would like to identify this man, pictured, in connection with the investigation.
Following CCTV enquiries, officers would like to identify this man, pictured, in connection with the investigation.
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An appeal has been launched to trace a man after cash and bank cards were taken from an elderly woman in Preston.

Police were called around 2.15am on Tuesday, April 10 following reports of an incident at an address in Town Lane.

According to reports, a man entered a property and took cash and bank cards from a purse. The homeowner, a woman in her 80s, disturbed the offender, with the thief making off from the scene.

Police say one of the bank cards was later used at a garage in Preston Road and then again at McDonalds in the Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale.

Following CCTV enquiries, officers would like to identify this man, pictured, in connection with the investigation.

PC Craig McCabe, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information following a burglary in Whittle Le Woods.

“The victim, a woman in her 80s, has been left shaken and upset and we want to identify this man as part of our investigation.

“I am certain someone knows who this man is. If you do, please call police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0083 of April 10.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.