Police appeal after elderly woman burgled

Police are appealing for information about the distraction burglary (pic: Dave Thompson/PA)

Police are appealing for information about the distraction burglary (pic: Dave Thompson/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A pensioner was the victim of a distraction burglary, costing her more than £100.

On Sunday, July 6, at midday a woman knocked on the elderly victim’s door in Woodshire Road, Dagenham, and convinced her she worked for a children’s charity.

After an hour-long chat over tea, the pensioner noticed her purse and a small wallet were missing from her handbag, in the room they had been talking in.

More than £100 in cash and various bank cards were stolen.

The suspect is described as a white woman aged about 30. She was 5ft 2ins tall with shoulder-length fair hair.


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Call Sgt Gary Routh, from Eastbrook Safer Neighbourhoods Team, on 101 – or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – if you have information.

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