DETECTIVES are investigating after a 91-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in south Belfast.
A female called at the elderly woman’s house in the Newton Park area of Four Winds around 3pm on Monday.
She claimed to have lost her cat and said it might be in the lady’s back garden.
A short time later a neighbour phoned the lady after spotting a man climbing over her fence.
The lady then discovered an upstairs bedroom had been ransacked and a purse containing a sum of money had been stolen.
Detectives in Castlereagh asked anyone with information to call them on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.