Police in Peel are appealing for information regarding the burglary of a flat at Castle Street Apartments which took place while the elderly owner was in hospital.
A small safe was taken, containing cash and premium bonds.
In a statement police said that the crime occurred between Monday, December 23, and Friday, December 27.
A police spokesperson said: ‘This is a deplorable crime at any time of the year but to be done at Christmas is appalling.’
If anyone knows anything about the crime or is offered premium bonds, contact Peel police station on 842208.