Sentimental items stolen from elderly woman’s home in Barnsley

Latest news in Yorkshire: September 01, 2017 01:15:55 PM

Officers in Barnsley are asking for your help, after an elderly woman had sentimental items taken from her home in Wombwell while she was sleeping.

Sometime between 8.30pm on Saturday 26 August and 12pm the following day, offenders have gone into the garden of a house in Aldham House Lane, where an 82-year-old woman lives and stolen two garden gnomes.

PC Iona Edwards, investigating the incident, said: “The woman has been collecting these gnomes for many years and they are extremely sentimental to her.

“Two were stolen and a third damaged as the offenders tried to get out of the garden and the entire incident has left the woman frightened and quite distressed.

“She gets much joy from looking out at the gnomes in the garden each day and I’d urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious that evening and into the following morning to get in touch with us.

“We’d love to be able to reunite the woman with the gnomes and catch those responsible.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1079 of 31 August 2017.

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