A Bath pensioner has been left ‘traumatised’ after a man exposed himself at her window, then broke in and masturbated in the early hours of the morning.
The woman, in her 70s, saw the man at her window moments before he exposed himself. She immediately left the room and her gained entry to her home through the window.
Inside the man masturbated before taking a purse from her bag and leaving the scene. The purse was later discarded in Cameley Green.
Avon and Somerset Police say the incident happened between 1am and 2am last Thursday morning at a property in Newton Road, Twerton.
The man was described as in his 30s, about five foot seven inches tall and slim, with a West Country accent. His face was covered and he wore a coat with a hood up and jeans.
DI Alan Smith said: “We’re very keen to hear from anyone with information about this incident that has left an elderly woman traumatised.
“We’ve already carried out house-to-house enquiries but still want to hear from anyone we haven’t spoken to, especially if you have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time.
“If you’re in any doubt about coming forward, be assured that we have evidence which will eliminate any innocent person from our investigation.
“The lady is understandably distressed and our home security advisor has visited to safeguard her, while local officers have increased their patrols in the area.”
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