Gloucestershire

Cheltenham woman targeted by distraction burglar

An 88-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglar who walked into her Cheltenham home.

The youth walked into her kitchen on Wednesday saying he was from next door and that his house had a water leak.

He told the woman to check upstairs, but once he was alone he searched the house and stole £12.

The victim confronted the burglar who then casually walked out of the property in Marsh lane and climbed over a fence with the money.

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