Clacton: Burglar steals �500 from war veteran’s home

POLICE in Essex are appealing for information after a burglar forced his way into the home of a 94-year-old war veteran and stole �500.

The burglary happened at a flat in Holland Road, Clacton, near to its junction with Holland Park, between 6am and 7am this morning.

When the homeowner answered a knock at the door, a young man pushed him aside and ran into the property.

The thief, who was in the flat for a short period, is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 10in. He spoke with a local accent and wore a grey hoodie.

Investigating officer, Dc Daniel Jefferies, said: “We believe this burglar had called round to the property the previous week, collecting charity sponsorship money. He obviously got a glimpse of the inside and decided to return to commit crime. We would urge people to take a look at the description and contact us if they believe they recognise him.”

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Anyone with information in connection with the burglary is urged to contact detectives at Clacton police station on 101, or Crimestoppes anonymously on 0800 555111.

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