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Burglars snatch cash from elderly lady

PUBLISHED: 12:25 25 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:37 24 August 2010

by Alex Wellman HEARTLESS burglars stole cash from an elderly lady after one of them pretended to be a builder. The criminal trio struck when one of them knocked on the 77-year-old victim s door in Narcissus Road, West Hampstead, at a

by Alex Wellman

HEARTLESS burglars stole cash from an elderly lady after one of them pretended to be a builder.

The criminal trio struck when one of them knocked on the 77-year-old victim's door in Narcissus Road, West Hampstead, at around 3.10pm on Tuesday July 14 pretending to be a builder needing to turn off her water supply.

After checking underneath the sink and the outdoor tap, the victim soon became suspicious when the suspect put rubber gloves on and then asked him to leave.

After following the suspect to the street she heard her front door slam and turned around to see another two men leave her house and then discovered cash was stolen.

The suspects are described as white men aged 25 to 30-years-old.

A Camden Police Spokesman said: "Distraction burglary is a crime that causes great distress to the victims, often leaving the elderly in our community feeling vulnerable in their own homes.

"Good crime prevention measures can beat the burglar: If they don't have an appointment, then don't open the door."

Anyone with information is asked to call Camden Police on 020 7404 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

alex.wellman@archant.co.uk


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