Burglar gets nasty surprise when he breaks into home of 84-year-old as she clobbers him with handbag

Southend Standard: Burglar gets nasty surprise when he breaks into home of 84-year-old as she clobbers him with handbag Burglar gets nasty surprise when he breaks into home of 84-year-old as she clobbers him with handbag

A FEISTY pensioner saw off a burglar creeping into her home by bashing him with her handbag.

The man leapt out of a window after being confronted by the woman and Essex Police have praised her bravery.

The raider broke into the house in Kennel Lane, Billericay, by forcing open a rear window.

He ransacked the home before sneaking in to the living room where he disturbed the 84-year-old.

She confronted him and hit him with her handbag. He then ran to the back of the house and jumped out of the window.

PC JonMcDonald said: “Thanks to the bravery of this lady this man failed to escape with anything of value.

“To discover an intruder in her home was an extremely frightening experience for her and I cannot praise her enough for the way she responded. We would like very much to apprehend this individual to prevent him from putting anyone else through such an experience and I would urge anyone who thinks they recognise him to call me immediately at Basildon Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

The burglar was white, aged 30 to 40, and 5ft 8in tall.

He was wearing a dark blue or black jumper, with dark trousers and spoke with an Irish accent.

The attack happened on November 11.

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10:08am Wed 11 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Good on you.
Good on you. DogsMessInLeigh

10:58am Wed 11 Dec 13

Miss Southchurch says...

Here, here! And perhaps it'll show this scum that just because someone's older they're not necessarily a soft target!
Here, here! And perhaps it'll show this scum that just because someone's older they're not necessarily a soft target! Miss Southchurch

12:25pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Irish accent huh
Kennel Lane... hmmmm

As for the old lady, she should be given a medal. Pity it wasn't an iron bar instead of a handbag she clobbered him with.

Scum.
Irish accent huh Kennel Lane... hmmmm As for the old lady, she should be given a medal. Pity it wasn't an iron bar instead of a handbag she clobbered him with. Scum. Kim Gandy

2:06pm Wed 11 Dec 13

dannyocean says...

Are the local police forces stepping up patrols in and around the area, given that there has been quite a number of almost identical incidents over the past fortnight? This burglar or gang needs to be caught and locked up ASAP before someone else is brave enough to stand in their way but ends up getting assaulted, stabbed, etc. Truly sickening and the perpetrators need to be brought to justice very soon.
Are the local police forces stepping up patrols in and around the area, given that there has been quite a number of almost identical incidents over the past fortnight? This burglar or gang needs to be caught and locked up ASAP before someone else is brave enough to stand in their way but ends up getting assaulted, stabbed, etc. Truly sickening and the perpetrators need to be brought to justice very soon. dannyocean

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