Conmen steal rings and ipad after they targeted elderly
Police are searching for conmenwhostruckat the homes of twoPeterboroughpensioners and claimed to be from “the water board”.
Jewellery and electronic equipment was stolen by the bogus callers after tricking their way into their victims’ homes.
Bothburglaries happened onDecember19, withthefirst taking place in School Road, Newborough, near Peterborough at 1pm.
An84- year- old womanansweredthedoortoamanwho asked her to turn on the taps in the downstairs bathroom. He also suggested she took off her rings as the water was hot, while he turned on the sink taps. Meanwhile, a second man entered the house and searched the premises.
A short while later relatives of the victim arrived andbothmenwalkedout, one claiming he had been there to offeraquotationfortrimming trees. The menhadstolen the victim’s rings that she had removed in the bathroom.
One of the men was describedaswhite, aged20to25, about 5’ 10’’ tall and dressed in dark clothing. The other was similar but about 5’ 6’’ tall.
The other incident happened in Lawson Avenue, Stanground, Peterborough, whenamancalledatthehome of a 75- year- old woman and said a water pipe had burst nearby and he was a site manager and needed to check the water pressure to her taps.
Anhourlaterthevictimrealised her iPad was missing. The burglar was described as white, about six foot tall, middle aged with grey curly hair. It is believed hehadanaccomplice.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.