Police appeal after creeper burglars strike at 84-year-old woman's home in Meadow Road, Neath
POLICE are hunting creeper burglars who struck at an 84-year-old woman's home in Neath.
They have described the incident as cowardly and despicable, and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
The woman's Meadow Road home was broken into sometime between 6pm yesterday and 12.15am today.
While she was in a ground floor room, the intruders used a ladder to reach a first-floor bedroom window, forcing it open to get inside the house.
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A quantity of cash was later discovered missing.
Acting Detective Inspector Ricky Price of Neath CID said: "It was very fortunate that this elderly lady did not confront the intruders as the consequences could have been serious.
"To pray on the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes is cowardly and despicable act, and these individuals must be caught before they strike again.
"I am appealing to residents of Meadow Road and surrounding area, if they saw anything suspicious at the relevant time to come forward."
Anyone with information should contact Neath CID on 01639 640204 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.