Thief steals handbag from Northamptonshire house while occupants are inside

Witnesses should contact police on 101.

Witnesses should contact police on 101.

A brazen thief stole a handbag after entering a house in a Northamptonshire village even though the occupants were at home.

The burglary happened at some point between 6.45pm and 7.05pm on Monday, February 22, in Old Road, Walgrave.

The offender is believed to have walked up the drive, into the back garden, and into the kitchen through an unlocked door.

They stole a handbag and left the same way, with the occupants at home at the time.

Officers are reminding to people to make sure doors are locked at all times, even when they are at home, and to avoid leaving valuables on show near doors and windows.

Witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information, are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.