Two men steal handbag from 95-year-old woman after tricking their way into her Northamptonshire home

Two men stole a 95-year-old woman's handbag containing a photograph of her late husband after one of them tricked his way into her home in a village near Northampton.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:00 am

The incident happened in Banbury Lane, Rothershorpe, at about 1.30pm on Saturday, 16 April. A man engaged the lady in conversation at her front door while a second man got in through the back and stole her Jasper Conran bag.

The offenders then ran to a big white saloon type car parked nearby and drove away.

The handbag stolen had chrome fixings at the bottom of its handles and contained a black wallet, a black purse and a black folder containing a photo of the victim’s late husband. It also contained cash.

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The offender who stood at the front door is described as white and scruffy looking with a short, stocky build, a round unshaven face, and is about 5ft 6in. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a hat and a black jacket.

The man who went into the house was also white, slightly taller than the other one and was wearing a beige mac with the hood up.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the same time and who saw the car and/ or the offenders to get in touch.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at