Worrying spate of Spalding burglaries against the elderly
A spate of burglaries affecting elderly people in a Spalding street is worrying says a concerned councillor.
Ward member Coun Angela Newton hopes to see a greater police presence in The Parkway following two raids on homes in the area.
Police are investigating after an elderly man was assaulted by a man trying to get into his home on Saturday afternoon.
This follows an incident in May in which First and Second World War medals were stolen from an elderly couple’s home while they were out.
Coun Newton said: “Clearly it is worrying if we have had a spate of things going on in that area and I assume that the local police inspector is looking into it.”
She also said:”There should be more police presence every where.
“The Police and Crime Commissioner agreed to put up the precept so we could have more officers this year and we are supposed to have more in South Lincolnshire.”
Police were called to The Parkway on Saturday after a man tried to barge past an elderly man to get into the property. The would be raider also took the man’s walking stick before running off in the Hawthorn Bank area.
Dunkirk veteran John Corcoran’s medals, and even his service book, were among the items stolen from the Parkway home of his daughter and her husband, Geraldine (76) and Peter Woods (81), on May 31.
A police spokesman said: “Investigations are continuing into two recent incidents at Parkway.
“Officers responded swiftly when the reports came in, and we are following a number of lines of enquiry as a result.
“We continue to ask for anyone with information to come forward.
“As always we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances and people responsible, and would urge the public to avoid speculation about the investigation while it is ongoing.