Woman, 87, sees Lincolnshire home ransacked

Two men ransacked a Lincolnshire house in front of the 87-year-old owner after talking their way inside.

The suspects called at the property in Nettleton Road, Caistor, on Thursday afternoon and said they had lost a cat.

Once inside, they forced the woman to sit in her kitchen while the home was searched, causing what police described as a "significant" amount of damage.

Officers said a handbag and jug of change were taken and the householder was left extremely distressed.

It is believed the two offenders may have been using a dark coloured car. The handbag was later recovered in Middle Rasen.

Police have appealed for information.

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