An elderly lady has been targeted in a burglary in Margate.
Kent Police is investigating the crime and an attempted burglary that both took place in the same street in Margate.
The incidents happened at homes in Northdown Park Road between noon and 5pm on Sunday (April 8).
An intruder forced open a window to gain entry to a home between 1pm and 2pm while the victim was in the house.
The offence was discovered when the woman heard the front door slamming and realised money and a purse had been stolen from her handbag.
The second incident was reported at a neighbouring property. An intruder gained entry to the back garden and attempted to kick in a door to the house some time between noon and 5pm.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Neil Martin said: “We are linking the two incidents and are appealing to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area on Sunday afternoon to contact us.”
If you can help, please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference ZY/18098/18.