Mobility scooter purse thief sisters jailed

Colchester town centre

Colchester town centre - Credit: Su Anderson

Two sisters have been jailed for the theft of a purse from a woman, 89, in Colchester.

Ceca Dadic, 24, and Silva Dadic, 19, both of Leven Walk, Bedford, targeted the victim while she was shopping and took the purse – containing a three-figure sum of cash – from the front basket of her mobility scooter.

Ceca Dadic was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and made to pay a courts charge of £1,000, as well as being ordered to repay the money taken from the victim.

Silva Dadic was committed to a Young Offenders’ Institution for six months.

She was also made to pay the £1,000 courts charge and repay the money taken from the victim.


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The theft happened on April 23 in the High Street outlet of Marks & Spencer.

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