Burglars lifted pensioners bed

TWO night prowlers are today being hunted after they left pensioners terrified when they broke into their homes.A 97-year-old woman is recovering from shock after waking up to find herself in the air - her bed was being lifted by burglars who were searching her room.

TWO BURGLARS are today being hunted after they left pensioners terrified when they broke into their homes.

A 97-year-old woman is recovering from shock after waking up to find herself in the air - her bed was being lifted by burglars who were searching her room.

The elderly woman from Raeburn Road, Ipswich is said to be extremely shaken by the ordeal which happened between 2.15am and 2.30am on Sunday morning and managed to get to her bathroom and lock herself in.

And just an hour earlier at around 1.30am a 61-year-old in nearby Davey Close was coming back from the bathroom when she found a man leaning through her bedroom. He was white with a slim gaunt face and a pointed nose and was wearing a grey jacket with the hood up.


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When the victim spotted him he ran off towards Landseer Road.

Police said today they are linking the two incidents and want to hear from anyone who has information.

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Pc Jo Williams of Ipswich CID praised the 97-year-old for not trying to tackle the burglars.

She said: “Things are quite sketchy because of her age.

“She is quite shaken. I have to commend her for not tackling the offender and having the sense to pull the cover over her so he couldn't see her face.

“Also she stayed calm and I'm not sure I would have been able to in those circumstances.”

The offenders got into the ground floor flat through a window and stole keys and cash.

The pensioner managed to activate an emergency alarm and the offenders escaped through the front door.

Pc Williams said the thieves had searched the woman's bedroom but had done little damage.

The victim's health is not thought to have been affected and she has declined to stay with relatives.

Anyone with information about either of the crimes should call Pc Jo Williams at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been the victim of a burglary? Write to: Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail: eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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