04:24PM, Friday 24 April 2015
A burglary victim’s daughter has hit out at the crook who broke into her 89-year-old dad’s home while he was in it and stole cash.
The pensioner was getting ready for bed at his home in Old Windsor when he went into his bedroom to get something and noticed some ornaments had been knocked on to the floor under the window.
When he turned around to go back into the other room, he saw his walking frame had gone from the bedroom doorway and had been knocked over.
After her dad raised the alarm by hitting a personal alert button, the burglar left through the front door.
The crook stole cash, two leather wallets, debit cards, a grey National Trust bag and a lottery ticket.
“How dare anybody do that? Not just to my dad but to any person?” said his daughter, who asked not to be named.
“I said to dad I feel sad that somebody can stoop that low,”
“What turns somebody into that sort of person and makes them do that?”
She continued: “He is very stoic and as tough as old boots. He said ‘I’m not going to let that get me down’.
“At the end of the day it is not things that matter, it is the person.”
His daughter added: “My dad said ‘you have to live for the day and not live looking over your shoulder’.”
She said the police have been ‘fantastic’ with the help and support they have given.
Her father has lived in the area for more than 50 years and worked on the Crown Estate until he retired.
Police said the burglary took place between 10pm-10.30pm on Monday, April 13.
Detectives are urging anyone with information about the burglary or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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