Handbag taken while resident slept

By Connie Osborne Monday 12 May 2014 Updated: 13/05 15:50

Latest News

A HANDBAG was among items stolen from an Astwood Bank home while the resident slept.

Thieves entered the Evesham Road house through an unlocked front door on Thursday night (May 8).

It is believed they took a set of keys for the separate garage and a handbag from the hallway.

They then went into the garage and stole a motorcycle lock, along with vehicle keys although no vehicles were taken.

Det Con Mark Lazenby of West Mercia Police said a fifth of burglaries happened through unlocked doors or windows, often while homes are occupied.

"Summer will soon be here and it is imperative householders lock doors and ground floor or easily accessible windows.

"Burglars are opportunists and would much rather simply open a door and walk in to a house, rather than risk being seen or heard breaking in."

Witnesses or anyone with any information should contact DC Lazenby in the Redditch Burglary Team on 101 quoting incident 94-s-090514 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Share This

Popular »

1 Miracle baby's name inspired by hospital

2 Plaque replaced by Good Samaritan

3 Mum facing the chop

4 Tributes paid to KCA man

5 Politician gets the cold shoulder

More news »

Warning over hard luck story con

A WOMAN has been conning residents out of

Arsonists forced to clean up damage

A PAIR of arsonists have been forced to

Stop the cull campaign reaches County Hall

CAMPAIGNERS calling for the "inhumane" cull of badgers

Duran Duran star offers his support

THE CO-FOUNDER of one of Britain's biggest bands

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Worcestershire meals on wheels service to go in cuts

POTENTIALLY hundreds of elderly residents across the county are due ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Samaritans on lookout for more local volunteers

THOUGHTFUL people willing to help others are being sought by ...

Evesham Observer
Drunk man was abusive to police

A DRUNK man swore at police because he was angered ...