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Sneak thief stole pensioner's handbag in Highfields View, Beltinge

By Gerry Warren

Police trying to track down a burglar who stole a handbag belonging to a woman in her 90s have issued a CCTV image of the suspect.

The incident happened on Monday, July 24, at a flat in the Highfields View area of Beltinge.

Detectives say the victim reported that a man gained entry to her flat via a door which had been left ajar.

Do you know this man who is suspected of stealing a handbag belonging to a woman in her 90s?
Do you know this man who is suspected of stealing a handbag belonging to a woman in her 90s?

He attempted to engage the pensioner in conversation but after he left, she discovered her handbag was missing.

Following inquiries, officers have now issued a CCTV image of the man they think is responsible.

Detective Constable Rosalynd Friend said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man pictured, or who may have information about the burglary."

Any information should call police on 01843 222289 or phone Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference ZY/34120/17.

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