Burglary – Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Police are appealing for information after two men, claiming to be from the water board, gained access to a property in Station Road, Brize Norton at about 5.50pm yesterday (19/9).
One of the men asked the elderly resident to turn on the taps due to a burst water pipe. One of the men stayed with him to make sure he kept his hands on the tap while the other man went upstairs and searched the house.
The men left, taking with them, £2 in two pence pieces from the upstairs bedroom and the man'allet. The wallet was later found in the drive-way with around £500 missing.
Both men are white and aged in their thirties.
Investigating officer, PC Claire Sadler, said: "This was a nasty offence where an elderly person has had money stolen. I would urge anyone who may have seen these people near the property, or anything suspicious in the area at the time, to contact the police."
Anyone with any information should contact PC Sadler at Witney police station via 0845 8 505 505, or if you don't want to talk to the police or give your name, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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