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policetapeDetectives are today investigating a burglary in Binstead after a handbag was stolen from a home whilst the owner was outside gardening.

The incident occurred at an address in Church Road, Binstead on Tuesday between the hours of midday and 19:30. The front door to the property was shut, but not locked.

The victim, a 67-year-old woman only noticed her handbag missing when she entered her lounge later that evening. It contained £300 in cash, some debit cards and some items of sentimental value.

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Investigating officer DC Rhian Fairweather said:

“During the afternoon the victim noticed a man whom she didn’t recognise from the area acting slightly out of the ordinary, he was described as white, slim build, in his 20s with very short fair hair and wearing light coloured clothing.

“We would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen this man or who has any information about the stolen black leather handbag.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Fairweather at Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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