Elderly woman urges burglar's mum to shop him

Elderly woman urges burglar's mum to shop him

Kathleen Digby

E-Fit of burglar

First published in Echo News

AN ELDERLY woman who came face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom is urging his mum to shop him.

Brave Kathleen Digby, 80, ordered the man out of her home in Mendip Crescent, Westcliff, after he woke her.

But he still managed to take her handbag containing £100 cash - and scare her half to death.

She is now hoping his family will read the Echo and have a crisis of conscience.

She said: “I hope people might read it and it might prick his conscience.

“Or someone who’s been sheltering him, even his mother, might know something about it.

“You never know, a mother might say ‘Why did you do it?’ “You just don’t know.”

The burglar was white, in his early thirties, slim, and about 5ft 6ins tall. He was smartly dressed, with a white shirt and trousers.

Anyone with information should call Southend Target Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:12am Wed 14 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.
I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too. KonArtist
  • Score: 4

9:33am Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

KonArtist wrote:
I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.
Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again!
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.[/p][/quote]Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again! Olivia2847
  • Score: -3

9:33am Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Something! I bought a dodgy batch last nite ....
Something! I bought a dodgy batch last nite .... Olivia2847
  • Score: -5

9:43am Wed 14 Nov 12

InTheKnowOk says...

Low life maggot....... I hope the lady recovers from her ordeal
Low life maggot....... I hope the lady recovers from her ordeal InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 6

9:50am Wed 14 Nov 12

thesouthendone says...

If he's a down and out and was dressed smartly you would hope that Southend Police would be looking at who was in the magistraites court that day to try and find a match.
If he's a down and out and was dressed smartly you would hope that Southend Police would be looking at who was in the magistraites court that day to try and find a match. thesouthendone
  • Score: 2

11:51am Wed 14 Nov 12

bumper says...

nine times out of ten the parents send the scum bags out to do it about time parents got took to court and charged along with there scum bags .
and robbing old lay's is low scum bag
nine times out of ten the parents send the scum bags out to do it about time parents got took to court and charged along with there scum bags . and robbing old lay's is low scum bag bumper
  • Score: -3

12:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Biker One says...

I bet she won't see a penny of all the £15 victim surcharges being raked in by the courts, if anyone deserves it this lady must be at the top of the list!!
I bet she won't see a penny of all the £15 victim surcharges being raked in by the courts, if anyone deserves it this lady must be at the top of the list!! Biker One
  • Score: 6

2:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

catburglar says...

How likely is it, that this efit is accurate?
How likely is it, that this efit is accurate? catburglar
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Wed 14 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
KonArtist wrote:
I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.
Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again!
Well its funny that ive got 2 likes on my comment. Stupid cow.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.[/p][/quote]Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again![/p][/quote]Well its funny that ive got 2 likes on my comment. Stupid cow. KonArtist
  • Score: -2

6:53pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

KonArtist wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
KonArtist wrote:
I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.
Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again!
Well its funny that ive got 2 likes on my comment. Stupid cow.
You put one there yourself, logged off and put another one on - silly boy, make sure Mummy lets you have an early night!
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: I doubt his mum will shop him. Shes probably a crackhead too.[/p][/quote]Stupid comment! Why can't you say some sensible - try again![/p][/quote]Well its funny that ive got 2 likes on my comment. Stupid cow.[/p][/quote]You put one there yourself, logged off and put another one on - silly boy, make sure Mummy lets you have an early night! Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

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