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Conmen trick pensioner to steal money from her home
1:37pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after conmen tricked their way into the home of an 82-year-old woman to steal money saved for Christmas presents.
The pensioner was alone at her home on Churchill Avenue, Culcheth Wednesday, September 26, when a man knocked on the door at around 6.30pm.
He claimed to need access to check her water as there had been a burst in the street due to floods.
Police say she let him in and he began working on taps underneath the sink.
The victim then noticed two other men in the hallway who shouted that they were ‘all done’ and left.
A short time later, the third man also left and the elderly lady discovered that the money had been taken from her bedroom.
The first man is described as white, in his early 20's, of medium build, 5ft 11ins tall and clean shaven. He wore black clothing.
The second man is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build and aged around 40.
Anyone with information can call DC Carol McCormick on 01606 363839.