Thieves targeting the elderly

July 17th, 2013

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While the overall number of break-ins has declined in recent years, people above the age of 50 are increasingly having their homes broken into. People over 50 are now the target of 62 percent of all burglaries. According to Thomas Enna, a spokesperson for insurance company TopDanmark, older people are being specifically targeted.

"We feel reasonably confident that this is because criminals are becoming more organised and targeting older people because they often have more gold and silver jewellery in their homes," he said.

Enna speculated that thieves were looking for gold jewellery due to the recent spike in the value of the precious metal. – Politiken


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