Police hunt burglar after 92-year-old robbed near Newquay
POLICE are hunting a burglar who broke into the home of a 92-year-old woman and cleared out her safe – while she was inside the property.
The thief gained access to the property, on Halloon Avenue, St Columb Road, at some time between 5.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, November 26.
The key to the safe was taken off the wall and a huge amount of jewellery was taken.
Newquay inspector Dave Meredith said the crime was particularly "nasty" considering the age of the victim.
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef wellingtons
Must book to qualify and present voucher on arrival 01209860332
Contact: 01209 700617
Valid until: Wednesday, December 11 2013
The stolen items included: three gold signet rings; a gold ladies' wedding band; a gold ring with an engraved pattern on the top; a real pearl necklace; a gold broach with a single pink stone in the middle; a gold fancy hoop chain; a gold chain and pendant with a ruby in the middle; and a gold heart-shaped locket containing photos.
Mr Meredith added: "The items have great sentimental value, in particular the heart shaped locket."
Call police on 101 with information, quoting crime reference GC/12/476.