Vulnerable Worthing woman the victim of thefts

Police tape
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AN elderly disabled woman has been targeted by thieves.

Police are investigating a series of thefts from the 87-year-old woman’s home in Worthing town centre.

The woman, who has not been out of the house for two years, had £500 cash and gold jewellery stolen from her home.

The jewellery is of great sentimental value and is also estimated to have significant value, possibly some several thousand pounds.

The thefts took place between September and November and there was no sign of forced entry.

Police are seeking to locate the identifiable jewellery, which dates back to the late 1940s.

A gold charm bracelet consisting of 20 charms including a St Christopher with the name ‘Wendy’ engraved on the back; a gold chain with a pendant star pendant with sea pearls adorning it; a gold chain with a little topaz stone pendant and a gold garnet ring were all stolen.

PC Lee Versluys said; “The theft has caused considerable upset and concern to the lady and she would like help in retrieving her property.

“We are making enquiries but at this point no suspects have been identified. If you have been sold any of these items, know who is in possession of them or know who stole them, please contact us via or by calling 101 quoting reference 47140150531. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”