Brave woman tackles raider stealing from her home

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A BRAVE homeowner tackled a burglar when she caught him red-handed raiding her home in broad daylight.

The woman, who is in her 60s, returned to her home in Fern Way, Jaywick, to find her front door was open. As she went inside, a man ran out of her bedroom holding some of her property.

The courageous woman tried to stop the raider from running away and pushed him. However, he pushed her back and knocked her to the floor.

Anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the raid - 11.30am on April 7 - or has any other information is asked to contact Det Con Derek Lee at Clacton police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:12pm Sun 13 Apr 14

wormshero says...

Surely that should be "Woman caught thief red handed?"
Surely that should be "Woman caught thief red handed?" wormshero
  • Score: 15

12:27pm Sun 13 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Brave ..yes......and so lucky not to have been badly hurt...or worse ! So....description ???? Goods taken ??? E-fit ???? Police always asking for Joe Public's help...but always slow on giving us information that could help !!! Id like some lowlife try and enter my property....they would get more than a push !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brave ..yes......and so lucky not to have been badly hurt...or worse ! So....description ???? Goods taken ??? E-fit ???? Police always asking for Joe Public's help...but always slow on giving us information that could help !!! Id like some lowlife try and enter my property....they would get more than a push !!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 5

12:46pm Sun 13 Apr 14

hughie-s says...

As she pushed him when he is catched he will no doubt persuade Plod to give him a caution and charge her with assault.
As she pushed him when he is catched he will no doubt persuade Plod to give him a caution and charge her with assault. hughie-s
  • Score: -3

10:18am Mon 14 Apr 14

jammin says...

I thought you didn't steal from your own?
I thought you didn't steal from your own? jammin
  • Score: 2

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