JESSUP, Pa. (AP) – Police say a burglar in northeastern Pennsylvania fled after taking an elderly woman’s crochet work – possibly because the person needed a bandage.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the unidentified 87-year-old Jessup woman called police at about 11:45 p.m. Monday to report a burglar in her basement. That’s just outside Scranton.

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The burglar fled, but not before he grabbed the woman’s crochet work. Jessup Police Chief Joseph Walsh says the burglar may have used the crochet work as a bandage, since there was blood around a broken window that was used to enter the house.

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Police are still investigating, and no arrests have been made.

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