Elderly woman finds two burglars in her bedroom in Oadby

Police are looking for two men after an elderly woman was burgled in her home in Oadby.

The two men are believed to have stolen sentimental jewellery belonging to the elderly victim, after telling her they were looking for a cat.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon (8 May) at an address in Uplands Road, at around 2.40pm.

Officers say the victim was at home when she heard a noise coming from her bedroom. Having left the door open, she noticed the bedroom door was closed. When she entered the bedroom, she found two men there, who told her they were looking for a cat.

The men told the lady that they may need to go into a neighbouring property and went out through the victim’s front door.

It is believed the men then headed onto Uplands Road.

Around 10 to 15 minutes later, the victim noticed a number of items were missing from her bedroom. The lady’s engagement ring, eternity ring, wedding ring, watch and a brooch were taken from the property.

The victim has described one man as black, in his 30s and with a large, round face. He was wearing a cap and a t-shirt that may have been blue with jeans or jogging bottoms.

The other man is white with a tan and in his 20s. He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

PC Paul Warren said: “This was a planned burglary of an elderly victim in which sentimental jewellery was stolen. When the men were caught, they quickly made an excuse so that they could get away.”

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“Did you see men matching either description in or around Uplands Road on Tuesday afternoon? Or have you been offered items of jewellery for sale? If so, then I would like to speak to you.”

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