Detectives are hunting a burglar who confronted an elderly woman in her bedroom during an early hours raid.
The victim was asleep at home sometime between 2am and 4am when she was woken by a man shining a torch into her bedroom.
He then stole her handbag which contained a quantity of cash.
The fiend also stole a necklace from her bedside table.
This necklace is a shape of the letter M and was bought by her late husband and is of sentimental value.
The woman was left uninjured but she is left shaken by her March 8 ordeal.
Det Insp Cath Haggerty said: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for this lady and I’m sure the local community would agree that this was despicable.
“To have someone come into her home in the dead of night and take cash and jewellery, is completely shocking and we are working hard to trace the offender responsible.
“Although the woman was uninjured, she has been left understandably distressed and is especially upset the loss of this sentimental necklace.
“I’m asking the local community and even pawn shops, if they have been offered this distinctive M necklace, to get in contact so we can reunite it with the victim.
“This would also appeal to anyone who was on Blackbrook Road area on Thursday, 9 March to cast their minds back to that date, I know this burglary took place in the early hours but if you remember anyone acting suspiciously in this area, please do give us a call.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to call detectives in St Helens on 0151 777 6013 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.