Essex pensioner burgled in her own home after shopping trip

PUBLISHED: 10:49 02 December 2010

POLICE have branded two burglars who entered a Newport pensioner's home and stole cash, electrical items and jewellery as "despicable".

The woman was burgled after a shopping trip. She was at her home in Frambury Lane when a man and woman entered the property through an unlocked back door between 8pm and 8.10pm on Saturday (November 27).

They took a quantity of cash, a Panasonic DVD recorder which was still in its box, pension books and papers, and assorted credit and debit cards.

They also made off with several items of jewellery valued at a total of £600, which included: a gold sapphire diamond ring; gold signet ring engraved ‘GB’; gold signet ring with black enamel; gold flat-top ring with blue and white diamonds; gold eternity ring with glass stones around it.

Sgt Mike Raper of Saffron Walden police said: “This really was a despicable crime that has left the victim really quite shaken.

“People need to be careful after doing their Christmas shopping. They need to keep presents out of sight and ensure windows and doors are locked.”

The male suspect is described as white, about 6ft and wearing a dark blue anorak. The female suspect is white and of similar height to the male.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Saffron Walden police station on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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