Officers in Cardiff are appealing for information following the burglary of an elderly woman’s house in Fairwater earlier today (Friday, January 17).
The 79 year-old victim returned from a hospital appointment to her house in Keystone Road, Fairwater this afternoon, to discover that her front door was locked from the inside.
Once inside, she made the shocking discovery that her home had been ransacked by burglars who got away with money, a purse and a phone.
It is believed the house was burgled some time between 1pm and 3.30pm.
Officers also believe the person or persons responsible gained access to the back of the house via a footpath which runs between Keystone road and Tangmere Drive.
Detective Constable Geraint Higgins, said: “This elderly victim has been left devastated by what has happened.
“Whoever was responsible has mercilessly ransacked her home to look for something to steal.
“The victim has shown tremendous bravery and we are appealing for information that will lead us to who is responsible.
“People may have been offered a mobile phone, or they may have seen or found a purse discarded in the area.
“We’d like to speak to anybody who may have noticed somebody acting suspiciously, especially along the footpath from midday until around 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.”
Anyone with information can contact South Wales Police’s non emergency 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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