Two men preying on old folk

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Police are seeking eyewitnesses to help in the hunt for two men who are getting into elderly people’s homes with the intention of stealing.

Residents as old as 95 were victims in three incidents on Friday, but it’s not yet clear if anything was stolen.

Police say homes in Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, Northorpe Lane, Thurlby, and Bourne Road, Colsterworth were targeted during the afternoon and early evening and the men fled as soon as they were found.

A spokesman said: “They had either broken in through windows or got in through unlocked doors.”

The only description police have is that the men are white and aged between 30 and 40 years.

Police are asking witnesses who may have seen the men or their vehicles in the named streets to get in touch urgently with Det Sgt Simon Todd at Grantham CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

• Police are also urging families to discuss the issue of intruders with elderly relatives and help them step-up their home security, such as keeping their windows and doors locked whenever possible.