Stairlift assists elderly couple foil burglary

Quick-thinking couple utilise stairlift to scare thieves

Last week a couple in Lincolnshire managed to stop burglars from stealing from their marital home, with the assistance of their home stairlift. Not the most common of theft deterants admittedly, but Mr and Mrs Rogers aged 87 and 84 respectively, were able to scare away wannabe thiefs after they became suspicious.

Whilst one thief posed as a waterboard engineer, distracting Mrs Rogers, his accomlice snuck around the rear of their home and climbed in through a window. The couple were instantly suspicious and when they heard a noise from upstairs, Mr Rogers took to his stairlift, quickly alighting the stairs and disturbing the thief, who was at this point search the bedroom for jewellery and cash.

Upon realising that Mr Rogers was at the top of the stairs, the surprised thief dropped the purse he had found and fled.

The couple were fortunately unhurt but a little shaken. Police have full descriptions of the immoral individuals and are currently looking for the suspects.

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