Pretend gardener steals purse

By Connie Osborne Monday 07 July 2014 Updated: 07/07 12:00

Latest News

A MAN stole an elderly woman's purse after pretending he would do some gardening work.

The thief tapped on the window of the victim's Eathorpe Close home in Matchborough last Tuesday (July 1) afternoon.

He asked her if she wanted him to do some gardening work and she agreed before going to fetch her purse.

The woman left the purse on the window ledge and the man then leaned through the window and took an unknown amount of money before running off.

He is described as between 40 and 55, medium to stocky build and was wearing a cap with a fluorescent orange tabard.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Share This

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Road tax discs go paperless from today

MOTORISTS in Bromsgrove and Droitwich no longer have to display ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Leukaemia mum tells of battle for 'miracle' children

A LEUKAEMIA survivor who delayed treatment to start a family ...

Evesham Observer
Gym to host top competition

A POPULAR Evesham gym will play host to a top ...