Search

Woman in her 70s has money stolen during distraction burglary in Mildenall

Picture: Ian Burt.

Picture: Ian Burt.

Archant © 2012

A woman in her 70s had money stolen from her purse during a distraction burglary at her home in Mildenhall.

The incident happened on Pembroke Close at around 1.15pm on Thursday.

The woman was in her front garden when a man stopped and asked her for directions.

A few moments later she returned to her home and saw a young man in her back garden. She challenged him as to why he was there and he left.

The woman discovered her purse had been removed from her handbag and a quantity of cash had been stolen from it.

The first man who distracted her is described as ‘older’ with grey hair, around 5ft 5ins tall and of stocky build.

The younger man is described as being of slim build, with slicked back fair hair which appeared to be greasy.

It is possible they may have been in a white van as another member of the public had seen an older man and a younger man in the vehicle around the relevant time.

Anyone with information is asked to call west Suffolk CID on 101, quoting crime number 35834/17.

Other news

The closure of a major American airbase is to be delayed by another year.

A mother has said she feels hurt after being asked by Thetford Town Council to remove items from her son’s grave.

11:35

Breckland councillors have voted to accept new funding that will help improve the support offered to those at risk of homelessness.

More than 300 special needs athletes took part in a sporting event hosted by RAF Mildenhall.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:39

Motorists face up to 10 weeks of disruption as overnight roadworks begin on the A11.

Read more
Barton Mills

A mother has said she feels hurt after being asked by Thetford Town Council to remove items from her son’s grave.

Read more
Thetford Town Council
Yesterday, 10:13

Two police officers were spat at after they were called to a domestic incident in Thetford on Sunday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:29

A new student leadership team has been formed at one Breckland school to help get the views of students across.

Read more
Iceni Academy
Yesterday, 19:11

Thetford Dolphins swimmers were in action at Thetford Waterworld for round five of the Junior Fenland League.

Read more
Archie King

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter