Police have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after an elderly woman from Lenton had items stolen from her house.
The police believe that the vulnerable 87-year-old Nottingham woman was targeted by a burglar.
A report was lodged with the police on Monday 6 May stating a woman who lives in the Lenton area had items taken from her house.
These items included her purse which contained a small quantity of cash.
While police officers were at the victim’s home yesterday afternoon conducting enquiries they were alerted by a neighbour that a suspect was outside the victim’s address and had ran off.
Officers immediately carried out a search of the area and found out the neighbour who raised the alarm had chased the suspect from the property.
The suspect was later detained following a struggle with the police.
A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and common assault.
He remains in police custody.