Woman left shocked and angry by burglary in Alanbrooke Road, Colchester

Woman left shocked and angry by burglary

Woman left shocked and angry by burglary

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A WOMAN has been left shocked and angry after her Colchester home was burgled.

A handbag, three mobile phones and cash were taken during the break in at a house in Alanbrooke Road this morning (Saturday).

The handbag and a purse were recovered a few meters away.

The offenders entered the house through an unlocked door at the back of the house.

Investigating Officer, Dc Peter Gartland, said: "We believe this burglar was on foot and so would have been spotted walking or running along either Rowhedge Road or Fingringhoe Road.

“We believe this may have been between 6-8am so those people out walking their dog, out for a jog, those driving to work or those returning home from a night shift are all potential witnesses.

“If they saw a man looking suspicious or out of place in this area, then we need to hear from them.

"The female owner is shocked that she has fallen foul of a burglar and now understands why we urge people to lock their doors.

“She is also angry that someone has taken advantage of this lapse in concentration and invaded her family home.”

A forensic examination of the house has been carried out and officers have made house-to-house enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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7:34pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Boris says...

Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us.
At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do.
Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us. At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do. Boris
  • Score: -8

9:16am Mon 17 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

Boris wrote:
Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us.
At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do.
Would have been even better if the burglar hadn't entered the private abode in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us. At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do.[/p][/quote]Would have been even better if the burglar hadn't entered the private abode in the first place! The King of Colchester
  • Score: 3

11:07am Mon 17 Mar 14

wardyt says...

Boris wrote:
Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us. At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do.
It's not just the loss of possessions, it's the knowledge that someone has been in your house uninvited.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Everyone is shocked and angry when they are burgled. It is the natural reaction for all of us. At leaast the culprit didn't steal a TV set or a car, or leave the house in a shambles, as burglars often do.[/p][/quote]It's not just the loss of possessions, it's the knowledge that someone has been in your house uninvited. wardyt
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Mon 17 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

Lock the door and avoid being 'shocked and angry' simple.
Lock the door and avoid being 'shocked and angry' simple. friday_woods
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

friday_woods wrote:
Lock the door and avoid being 'shocked and angry' simple.
So you think that people, when in their own home minding their own business, should have to lock their doors at all times? A very sad world if that's the case.

The blame here lies entirely with the burglar, not the victim!
[quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: Lock the door and avoid being 'shocked and angry' simple.[/p][/quote]So you think that people, when in their own home minding their own business, should have to lock their doors at all times? A very sad world if that's the case. The blame here lies entirely with the burglar, not the victim! The King of Colchester
  • Score: 3

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