Heartless thieves strike in Stamford Brook

Two men trick their way in 80 year old woman's home

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An 80 year old lady from Ravensmead Way had £700 stolen from her by two men pretending to investigate a water leak.

At 10.30am on Tuesday 17 May, the women answered a knock at her door from a man claiming that there was water leaking into the flat below. She let him in and they made their way to the kitchen, where she was asked to turn on a tap. At this time the man let an accomplice into the flat.

When the men had left the woman discovered that £700 in cash was missing from a bedroom cabinet.

Police are interested in talking to two suspects. The first is a white male aged around 18, 5ft 2" tall with short dark hair and thin build, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The other is aged around 23 years old white male, 5'10", with short dark brown hair.

Anyone with information they feel may be relevant should call PC Julian Crabbe on 020 8247 5940.

May 28, 2005