A 90-year-old woman was at home, in Walberton, when an intruder smashed the glass to her kitchen door and gained access, according to Sussex Police.
Police said the address in Prime Close, Walberton, Arundel, was broken into at around 8.45pm on Saturday (April 8).
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Officers were called after it was reported that someone had used a stone to smash the glass in the kitchen door.
“The victim, a 90-year-old female, was at home at the time of the incident and noticed a muddy footprint on her kitchen floor as she went out to see what the noise was. Nothing was stolen during the break-in, likely due to the fact that the intruders were disturbed by the homeowner.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact Sussex Police online via https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101 quoting serial 1324 of 08/04. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or call 0800 555 111.
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