Burglar stikes at 81 year old's home

PUBLISHED: 17:50 07 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:59 03 March 2010

A HEARTLESS raider has struck at a home of an 81-year-old woman stealing two handbags containing cash and personal items.

And this evening police appealed for help in catching the burglar who struck in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

A HEARTLESS raider has struck at a home of an 81-year-old woman stealing two handbags containing cash and personal items.

Now police are appealing for help today in catching the burglar who struck in Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Police said the offender broke into the front door of the house some time between 7.00 and 7.15 on Thursday night and banged on an internal door saying to the woman that someone was trying to break an upstairs window.

She went upstairs to search round but the raider got into one of her downstairs rooms and fled with his takings.

When the pensioner came back down the stairs she noticed that the handbags were missing.

The offender is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins tall, aged around 18 and stockily built. He had short dark hair and was wearing a dark coat.

Police want to hear from anyone who can help them with their investigation; contact 01473 383133.

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