Pensioner 'deliberately targeted' in Leeds distraction burglary

E-fit released by police
E-fit released by police

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace following a distraction burglary at an elderly woman's home in Leeds.

The man called at the 75-year-old's address off Primrose Road, Halton, on the afternoon of Monday, October 5.

He asked her for a glass of water and stole her purse while she was distracted in the kitchen.

Detective Constable Fred Winster, of Leeds District CID, said: "This was a particularly nasty offence where we believe the victim has been deliberately targeted due to her being vulnerable.

"We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man from the e-fit image or who saw him in the area."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Andy Greatorex at Elland Road via 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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