Thieves steal woman’s handbag while she is outside gardening

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A HANDBAG was stolen from a woman while she was gardening at home.

The 80-year-old woman was in the front garden of her home in Peel Road, Gosport, when thieves got into her house through a back conservatory door.

A tan brown Marks & Spencer bag with a bronze-coloured buckle was stolen from inside.

The burglary took place between 11.30am and 1.30pm on March 15.

It is thought the burglars climbed over a back garden wall to reach the conservatory doors.

The stolen bag has a central zip and a flap over a side pocket.

Inside was a red leather purse with £80 in cash, bank cards and a diary.

It also contained a blue Nokia 2310 mobile phone.

The burglars are thought to have escaped through the same door they entered by.

Anyone with information should contact PC Gina Campbell on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.