My daughter, who is visiting from the States, had her handbag stolen last night at about 6pm from Grasmere Lane, Borrowdale. It appears that a silver merc came down the lane with changeable number plates, 2 youths climbed over the wall, went into a bedroom where they grabbed the handbag and were then disturbed by the dogs. We were all in the house.
It is a cream/beige coloured leather handbag. 2 main zip compartments with small outside pockets. In the small, back zipper pocket is an ID with her photo and name on it – Shelley Maasdorp. Other contents included a US Android phone, apartment keys, medical eye drops, small blue iPod, large headphones, “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” book and a blue travel pouch with an important US Government Work Visa document. If anyone happens to find it flung over a wall or into a ditch we would very much appreciate them calling us on 0772-241-197. firstname.lastname@example.org