Elderly woman attacked in home by thieves who stole her handbag

An elderly lady was attacked in Hinckley after two thugs forced their way into her home and stole her handbag.

The incident happened on Sunday 16 September at about 7pm at an address in Dares Walk, Hinckley.

The two men forced the front door of the property open and pushed the woman aside as they grabbed her bag.

The black handbag contained a brown purse with purse bells attached to it.

The victim was not injured in the incident, however she has been left shaken by the ordeal.

Police are appealing for local residents in the Holliers Walk area who may have spotted the handbag to get in touch.

Officers believe the same men may have visited the woman’s property earlier this month. On 12 September, sometime between 9am and midday, two men spoke to the victim at the address about cleaning services.

The two suspects walked around the property and left shortly afterwards.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have been approached in similar circumstances to get in touch with them.

If you have any information that could help police with their enquiries please contact them on 101.