Woman robbed of car at her own home

A ROBBERY probe is today underway after a woman was pushed to the floor in her own home before raiders stole her �18,000 BMW.

A ROBBERY probe is today underway after a woman was pushed to the floor in her own home before raiders stole her �18,000 BMW.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident in Netley Close, Ipswich at around 4.35pm yesterday.

A 55-year-old woman was at home when she answered the door to a man who bundled her back into her house and pushed her to the floor.

The woman then heard other voices and was held face down as three men demanded she hand over her car keys.

Her handbag, containing the car keys, was also taken before the trio fled in her 320I SE BMW car.

The woman was left shaken but uninjured.

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Police said the stolen car, registration YH56 KRE, is silver and is valued at about �18,400. It is possible that the vehicle is now being used with false number plates.

The first man was of mixed race or tanned, aged in his late teens to early 20s, about 5ft 10ins, of slim to medium build and was wearing a dark-coloured lightweight hip length coat with a large hood that was up and a light-coloured scarf covering most of his face.

The other two men also wore dark-coloured clothing with their hoods up and scarves over their faces. One was about 5ft 10ins and the other was about 6ft.

Detective chief inspector David Cutler, crime manager for Ipswich, said: “I would like to reassure residents of Ipswich that this is an uncommon crime in Suffolk.

“May I take this opportunity to remind people to Stop, Chain and Check before answering their doors to callers.

“I urge anyone with any information in relation to this incident to contact police without delay.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to this incident, anyone who was in the area at the time, anyone with any information about the offenders or anyone who knows where the BMW is now. Those with information should call detective sergeant Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.