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Conwoman steals handbag from Barnoldswick resident, 82
5:28pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
Police are hunting a conwoman who targeted an elderly Barnoldswick resident last Thursday.
The 82-year-old, who lives in the Sackville Street area, was burgled by a woman claiming to work for a blinds company.
Police say a female claiming to be from Age Concern knocked on the door of the pensioner’s house and told her she would be eligible for a free fitting of blinds in her upstairs windows.
When she asked the lady to go upstairs and take measurements, the woman stole a black handbag containing a brown purse with £70 cash.
The suspect is described as white, aged 30 to 40, of slim build with curly collar-length black hair. She was wearing a black leather jacket and black leggings.
Anyone with information should ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.