THE elderly victim of a bizarre burglary says she does not want to leave her home in case the raiders – who included an old woman – come back.
Edith Kenny caught three men and an elderly woman in her home. Since the incident, the 79-year-old says she’s been left on edge and afraid to leave home.
‘I don’t want to leave the house in case they come back,’ she said.
‘And every time I see someone near my window or front door, I think it is them.
‘I’m meant to be spending Christmas with my son Rodney but I don’t think I should leave.
‘I need to go out the house to run errands but I never want to.’
Edith found the burglars when she returned to her home in Masten Crescent, Gosport, after going shopping. She noticed the front door was open and saw an elderly lady sitting in her living room.
Edith asked what she was doing in her house and started to call the police.
As she did, the woman shouted and three men came down the stairs with a large bag.
They helped the woman out of the chair and left.
Edith, a retired Salvation Army officer, said: ‘I was so shocked to see someone in my house because I definitely locked the door. If there had been one man I might have put up a fight but I can’t stop three.’
Police are investigating after Edith noticed that a gold necklace, gold ring and several pairs of earrings, including pairs with emeralds, were missing.
Edith says that as well as jewellery being taken, a campbed left out had been folded up along with the bed linen by the burglars
One of the men was slim, tall, in his late 20s to early 30s and wearing a grey suit. He had slicked-back brown hair. The others were smartly dressed in jackets and trousers. The woman was scruffy.
Detective Constable Sandra Peet, said: ‘This burglary took place in daylight in a quiet area.
‘Did you see anything suspicious or did you see the offenders in the area?’
Anyone with any information about the burglary, which happened between 9am and 11am on Wednesday, December 10, can call Det Con Peet at Fareham CID on 101.