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Burglar breaks into Alzheimer’s sufferer’s bedroom in Bromley as she lies in bed

PUBLISHED: 07:29 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:15 19 March 2018

CCTV stills of the burglar in the victim's living room and bedroom. Picture: Met Police

CCTV stills of the burglar in the victim's living room and bedroom. Picture: Met Police

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This is the moment a man broke into an elderly woman’s bedroom in Bromley as she was in bed.

On Tuesday, March 6 at around 6.30pm, the 90-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer was in bed in Blackbrook Lane, Bromley, when a man forced open her bedroom window and climbed inside.

Because of her illness, family had installed CCTV cameras in the victim’s home. Footage shows the man, thought to be between his mid 30s and early 40s, rummaging around in her dresser, before going into the woman’s living room and returning to the bedroom.

Asked what he was doing, he replied: “I am looking for jewellery.”

He patted the victim on the shoulder before leaving, holding a white paper bag full of jewellery.

The jewellery which was stolen. Picture: Met PoliceThe jewellery which was stolen. Picture: Met Police

DC Dean Roberts, Bromley police, said: “This incident has left the victim absolutely terrified and her family devastated. She has been targeted in a place where she has every right to feel at her most safe and comfortable.

“We believe a torch light was shone through the window while the man was inside, suggesting there may have been an accomplice who was not caught on camera. Did you see two people acting suspiciously in the area?

“I would urge anyone with information to call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call Bromley CID on 07818 454 470 or via 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC.

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