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Man Forces His Way Into Weymouth Pensioner's Home

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9:15am 10th July 2012

An elderly couple in Weymouth have been burgled by a man who forced his way into their home in Westham.

The offender came to their house on Lynch Road on Tuesday 26th June, asking if they had any jewellery for sale.

He left and returned 15 minutes later, pushing into the pensioner's property before stealing a gold necklace.

The burglar then tried the same trick at another home on the same street minutes later, but he was refused entry by the owner.

Police Constable Nicola Grant-Jones, of Weymouth police, said: "This is a nasty and callous act targeting two vulnerable elderly people which has understandably caused them both a lot of distress.

"We believe the same man has attempted to commit the same crime again at a second property on the same street just minutes later.

"We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this man acting strangely or attending either of the two properties on Lynch Road.

"We urge anyone with information to contact Dorset Police in confidence."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 01:359. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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