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Woman in 90s has purse stolen

PUBLISHED: 09:33 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:53 01 August 2010

A WOMAN in her 90s was the victim of a distraction burglary yesterday afternoon.

Police said the woman was at home in Ballygate between about 3pm and 3.

A WOMAN in her 90s was the victim of a distraction burglary yesterday afternoon.

Police said the woman was at home in Ballygate between about 3pm and 3.25pm when a man knocked at her door and asked for a glass of water.

The woman went to get the water but when she returned, the man had gone and her purse, containing cash, had been stolen.

The offender is described as being tall and of big build.

He is thought to have had a large bag with him.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen him or anyone with information to contact Beccles police on 01986 835300.

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