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Officers are appealing for witnesses as the incident happened in the daytime in a busy area of the city.
Detective Constable Sarah Fox said: “The victim has been left distressed and upset by this burglary especially as they took jewellery that was of great sentimental value to her and even stole from the moneyboxes of her grandchildren.
“I’d appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to contact me." Anyone with information is asked to call DC Fox at Shirley Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A pensioner was burgled while attending a funeral.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to catch the person who targeted the 75-year-old woman in Southampton.
The victim returned home after the funeral to find a quantity of cash she was saving for a holiday and some jewellery had been taken.
Among the items taken were several of great sentimental value as they belonged to her deceased husband and her father.
Her engagement and wedding rings were also stolen and the burglar emptied moneyboxes belonging to her grandchildren, stealing the money from those as well.
The burglar broke into the flat in Bugle Street sometime between 1pm and 4.30pm on March 1.
A neighbour’s property was also targeted but it’s not known yet if anything has been taken from there.