Thief tricked his way into Corby woman’s home before stealing purse

A thief tricked his way into a Corby woman's home and stole her purse
A thief tricked his way into a Corby woman's home and stole her purse
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A distraction burglar stole an elderly woman’s purse after tricking his way into her Corby home.

After going out, the woman returned to her house in Beanfield Avenue sometime between 11am and 11.30am on Monday, March 23.

As she entered the property, a man followed her in and asked for a cup of tea.

While the woman was distracted, he stole her purse from her handbag which contained money and a number of sentimental items.

The culprit was white, in his late 20s, about 5ft 10in and thin.

He had short brown hair and was wearing a khaki green jacket and dark trousers.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, should phone Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at [http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org|www.crimestoppers-uk.org|Crimestoppers}.