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Woman in her 90s finds burglar inside home searching through her belongings

PUBLISHED: 18:37 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:37 19 June 2018

A woman in her 90s found a burglar inside her home off Gravel Hill Way in Harwich Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A woman in her 90s found a burglar inside her home off Gravel Hill Way in Harwich Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


An elderly woman called police after finding a burglar searching through her belongings at her home in Harwich.

The woman, aged in her 90s, found a man going through her bedroom drawer at her house off Gravel Hill Way.

After being challenged, the suspect fled with a television and a purse containing a three-figure sum of cash.

Essex Police says officers are continuing to support the victim.

Anyone with information or dash cam or CCTV footage is being urged to contact DC Hollie Hughes at Clacton CID on 101, quoting crime reference 42/86030/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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