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Elderly Nottingham man burgled while asleep

Police have arrested and charged a man after an elderly disabled victim was burgled whilst asleep.

It was reported the suspect entered a conservatory door and a bank card was stolen and then used to purchase scratch cards and cigarettes at a nearby shop.

The victim woke up to find his wallet missing and noticed a clothes dryer had been knocked over.

He called police before discovering his keys had also been taken from his coat pocket.

Police discovered the card had been used after trawling CCTV footage and a man was arrested in connection with the incident.

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A 36-year-old man of no fixed address has now been charged with burglary and two counts of false representation.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Detective Sergeant James Bond of Nottinghamshire Police is leading the investigation. He said: “This has left the vulnerable man very scared.

He lives alone and has mobility issues, so he’s now worried to be alone in his own house.

“Officers were called  to Churchfield Lane in Bobbers Mill at around 7am of 10 May following the report of the burglary.

“Burglary is a very serious offence and we will always thoroughly investigate reports with a view to taking appropriate action against offenders.”

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