Woman, 90, ‘very distressed’ after handbag containing £1,000 and RAF service card stolen from Rosemary Road toilets, Clacton

Police are appealing for information

Police are appealing for information - Credit: citizenside.com

A 90-year-old woman from Essex has been left “very distressed” after her handbag containing £1,000 and an item of “hugely important” sentimental value was stolen.

The victim had left her bag on the hook of a cubicle door in the public toilets on Rosemary Road, Clacton, when the theft took place at around 12 noon on Monday, October 27.

The black leather handbag contained £1,000 in cash and the victim’s RAF service card from the Second World War, which is said to have been of great sentimental value.

Investigating officer Pc Chris Allwood said: “This crime has left the elderly victim very distressed.

“Not only has she lost a large sum of money but the RAF service card, which she’s had for 65 years, was hugely important to her.”


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Anybody who saw any suspicious people in the area are asked to contact Pc Chris Allwood at Clacton CID on Essex Police 101. Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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