AN elderly woman was left to die on the floor by masked robbers who forced their way into her home, police have revealed.
Cops say the 80-year-old has now died following the robbery in Pakefield, Suffolk.
Emergency services rushed to the scene just after 1.50pm on Saturday to reports that an elderly woman had been found lying on the floor in her home on Grayson Avenue.
It's thought the break-in happened during the hours of darkness at some point between Friday evening and Saturday morning.
The victim was found conscious but in a serious condition and was taken to James Paget Hospital for treatment.
However, police have now revealed the woman died at hospital in the early hours of this morning.
It's believed the woman heard a noise at her door, at which point two masked males forced entry into her home and knocked her to the ground.
Her handbag was stolen, which has since been located in Nelson Road, Pakefield,
However, a purse contained within the bag is still missing.
Cops have not yet made any arrests.
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Detective Chief Inspector Mathew Connick of the Joint Major Investigations Team said: “This is a very serious incident following which a woman has sadly lost her life.
“The investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the offence continues, as do enquiries to establish the cause of death.
“The family are being supported by specially trained police officers as part of the investigation”.
“Local residents should expect to see an increased police presence over the next few days while enquiries take place, while additional officers will also be in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.
“Whilst searches and house to house enquiries take place, we are keen to speak to anyone who finds a purse, or who saw suspicious activity in the area late on Friday and into Saturday morning and anyone living in the area that has CCTV or doorbell cameras.”
Police are also asking any motorists with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle who were driving between 6pm on 24 March and 7am on 25 March in the vicinity of the B1532 London Road, South Lowestoft, to contact police.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team, preferably using the online portal or by calling 101 quoting the reference 37/17537/23.
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