Three people charged with robbery of 70-year-old woman in her home

Three more people have been charged in connection with the robbery of a woman aged in her 70s, which took place in Cavendish earlier this year.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, April 16, at a property in Nether Road.

Three offenders entered the premises just after midnight, where the victim was asleep in her bedroom. She was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home.

After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men then fled the scene. An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

Yesterday, Wednesday, August 26, three men previously arrested as part of the investigation attended Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre to answer bail, and have all subsequently been charged with robbery as follows:

–        Steven Lawson, aged 43, of Frances Green, Chelmsford, Essex. (First arrested on June 8);

–        Ashton Seymour, aged 46, of New Wanstead, in the London Borough of Redbridge. (First arrested on June 13);

–        Anthony Cosgrove, aged 44, of Lodge Close, Chigwell, Essex. (First arrested on August 4).

All three men have been bailed to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday, August 28.

Four men in total have now been charged in connection with this crime. The first arrest was made on Wednesday, April 22, when detectives from Suffolk Police directed colleagues in the Metropolitan Police to an address in Ilford.

Sammy Okat-Uma, of New North Road, Ilford, was subsequently charged the following day and appeared before magistrates on April 24. He was remanded in custody and committed to Ipswich Crown Court, where he is next due to appear on Thursday, October 22.

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