Published On: Thu, Aug 7th, 2014 on 1:38 pm

Leeds pensioner with Alzeimer’s was victim of theft in own home

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Police in Leeds arrested a man yesterday following a series of targeted thefts from the home of a vulnerable pensioner in his 80’s.

PCSO Lisa Franks and PC Ian Brearley became aware of the victim whilst on routine patrol in the Crossgates area of Leeds and visited him on a regular basis.

After liaising with his social worker, it was discovered that over a period of time someone had been entering the pensioner’s property and stealing money, clothes and food.

They had even stolen a pair of hard of hearing earphones designed to allow him to watch television.

PCSO Lisa Franks, of the Leeds Outer East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have been working closely with those living in the area, encouraging them to report any suspicious behaviour, and as a result of our enquiries a 46-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of theft. He has been released on bail.

“We all have a part to play in looking out for the vulnerable and elderly in our communities and I would like to thank this man’s neighbours for their help.”

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