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Distraction thieves steal £200 from Thorney pensioner

Police are appealing for information after a distraction theft in Thorney.

Police are appealing for information after a distraction theft in Thorney.

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Distraction thieves stole £200 from a Thorney pensioner after claiming they were gardeners.

Police say two men knocked on the door of a home in Laurel Drive, on Wednesday, March 16.

One asked to use the toilet and the victim let him in. Both men then left, but the victim later found £200 cash had been stolen from the home.

One of the men is described as white, about 40, slim and about six foot. He had short, dark hair, a thin face, was clean-shaven and spoke with a local accent. He wore a long, dark overcoat and dark trousers.

The second man was white with a tanned complexion, about 40 with short, dark hair. Det Con John Harlock, investigating, said: “These offenders may well have tried to target other homes in the area using a similar technique and I would urge any other victims to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call Det Con Harlock on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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