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Appeal after woman, 86, has bus pass stolen from home in distraction burglary

Police have launched an appeal after an elderly woman’s bus pass was snatched from inside her home.

Officers were called to Chestnut Grove, Mansfield, following reports that the woman had been the victim of a distraction burglary.

The 86-year-old was reportedly tricked into inviting a man into her home after he convinced her he was selling cleaning products for charity and needed some help.

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Once inside, the man grabbed the woman’s purse when her back was turned.

After he’d left her house a few minutes later, the woman realised her purse, containing cash as well as her bus pass, had been taken.

Officers have now released images of a man they’d like to speak to as part of their investigation into the incident, which happened at around 5pm on 14 July 2022.

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