Disabled Westbury woman knocked over by would-be thief
8:58am Friday 29th August 2014 in By Staff reporter
Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Westbury in which a disabled woman was knocked over.
The incident took place shortly before 3pm on Monday August 25 in Dilton Marsh.
A man knocked at the home address of the disabled woman and, once the door was opened, forced entry into the property, tipping over the woman who activated her personal alarm. The man then fled.
He is described as white, 5ft 9ins, in his late 20s to early 30s and of stocky build. He was wearing a hooded waterproof jacket and jeans.
Inspector Alan Webb said: “Incidents such as this are rare but I would take this opportunity to remind people to always keep their doors shut and locked.
"If someone comes to your door and you aren’t expecting a caller, it is important that you check who it is by using a spy-hole or looking through a window first.
"Do not open the door to anyone you don’t know or are not expecting. If you see anything suspicious or think a bogus caller may have called at your door, report it to the police immediately by calling 999.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously if preferred.