Mobilty-scooter theft in East Ham

A mobility scooter was among items stolen from an East Ham woman �who returned from shopping to find her home had been burgled.

Taken with the �1,500 mobility scooter was a Toshiba 24-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player.

The break-in in Pickering Avenue occurred on Monday, July 18 between 10.30am and 2.25pm with the burglar gaining entry through a rear ground floor window.

Crime prevention officer Pc Brian Walker said: “Burglary, on the whole, is an opportunist crime.

“When going out and leaving your property empty, �remember to always close and lock all windows and doors.

“If you are a resident who lives in a block of flats, be mindful not to grant entry to people via the entry phone system. If you do not know them, don’t let them in.”