Bogus caller took handbag

A MAN who visited an elderly woman’s home to inspect the guttering stole her handbag.

The man visited a house in Norham Road, North Shields, at 1pm on Sunday before stealing the bag from the woman.

He is described as white, aged between 20 and 25, around 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with light brown hair, and was wearing a light coloured sweatshirt, dark trousers and dark shoes.