Police appeal to find couple who got into pensioner’s Minster home and demanded her handbag

Police stock image

Police are appealing for witnesses and the safe return of sentimental items that were stolen when a couple entered a pensioner’s home and demanded she give them her handbag.

It was reported that at around 2.50am on 8 August at a property in Prospect Road in Minster, the woman, in her 70s, heard a noise elsewhere in the building and called out.

She then saw a man and a woman in the property, who asked for her handbag. They found the bag and left.

The woman intruder was described as white, wearing all black with a hat, and a scarf around her neck and was carrying a small tool similar to an axe.

The man was also described as wearing all black as well.

The stolen bag is brown leather, about 30cm wide, with two handles and contained a number of items, including personal documents, cash, bank cards and an assortment of photographs. A gold curb identity bracelet was also stolen which was 5mm wide and had a personalised inscription on it including the name Phillip.

Detective Constable Kerry Whiting said: “Many of the items stolen during this incident are irreplaceable – they have great sentimental value to the victim and we would like to hear from anyone who may have information which can help recover them.

“Also, if there’s anyone with information about the robbery, we ask them to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/046266/18.”

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.