When Elsie Tanner was expecting a visit from a TV Repairman and had to go out, she left the key to 11 Coronation Street with Florrie Lindley. She also left a note with daughter Linda Cheveski to tell her and when, in turn, she and husband Ivan also had to go out, Linda pinned the notice to the front door. A passing Thief saw this and presented himself to Florrie as the television man to get at the key. He almost got caught out when Florrie asked him to look at her set as she had sound problems but he told her that as it was a Saturday, he couldn't do so but would return on the Monday. He quickly entered No. 11, ransacked the house and left with £6 that he found in a mantlepiece jar which Elsie was saving to buy herself a new coat.