Elderly woman confronts cowboy intruder

AN elderly woman was left shocked after she discovered an intruder standing in her house wearing a Stetson-style hat looking for a man called “Steve”.

Laurence Cawley

AN elderly woman was left shocked after she discovered an intruder standing in her house wearing a Stetson-style hat looking for a man called “Steve”.

The incident happened at a house in The Links, Flempton, near Bury St Edmunds, between 12.45pm and 1.15pm on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman told the elderly lady discovered the man in her house and, when she confronted him, he said he was looking for somebody called Steve and apologized to her.


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He made a retreat out of her front door and walked off towards Bury.

She later discovered her belongings had been searched through but nothing had been stolen.

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The man is described as white, in his 40s, 5ft 9in tall and wore a brown or black cowboy style hat and a long dark coat.

Anybody with information should contact Det Con Andy George at Bury CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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