Elderly woman has cash stolen from her North Tyneside home
0 Have your say Police are advising residents to be on their guard after an elderly woman had money stolen from her home during a distraction burglary in Longbenton.
The incident happened on Saturday when an unknown man knocked at her home at approximately 3pm and gave an excuse to be asked inside.
Once indoors, he asked the resident to make him a cup of tea, and when she was distracted while doing this, he entered the bedroom and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from her handbag before leaving.
Police are carrying out inquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to... read more
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