Woman, 60, is knocked down as teenager forces his way into her Upwell home looking for money

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Upwell.

Two teenage males knocked on the door of the home of a 60 year old woman and asked her if she had any money.

When she refused entry, one of them forced his way in, pushing the woman over as he stormed into the house.

The teenager searched her kitchen cupboards while the second male stood at the door of her School Road home.

They left empty handed.


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The woman was left shaken though physically unharmed as a result of the incident on Saturday November 15 At 4.45pm.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Carl Ritchie, said: “The victim fortunately wasn’t injured but understandably left very shaken by the incident.

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“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed a white or silver hatchback which was being driven in the area around the time of the incident.”

The first male is described as white, about 17 years old, 5ft 6in tall with a stocky build. He was clean shaven, had light coloured hair and was wearing a dark or navy zip-up top.

His accomplice was slightly younger, shorter and with a skinny build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Carl Ritchie at King’s Lynn CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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