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'Elderly' woman's home burgled while she was out playing bingo

PUBLISHED: 16:22 09 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:22 09 December 2014

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Burglars stole cash and a lottery ticket from the Essex home of an elderly woman while she was out playing bingo.

The break-in happened in the Church Road area of Kelvedon between 6.30pm and 10pm on Monday, December 8.

Police said that about £170 was stolen from the woman, who they described as “elderly”, and that a lottery ticket was also taken.

Investigating officer Dc Mel Burns said: “The occupant was out at a bingo meeting when the break in took place.

“I would urge people to keep the amounts of cash in their homes to a minimum and be mindful of crime prevention advice, especially this time of year when thieves may try and take advantage of the festive season.”

Anybody with information about the break-in should contact Dc Mel Burns on Essex Police 101.

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