Police are appealing for information after a pensioner's home was burgled in Cazenove Road, Walthamstow

Police appeal after distraction burglary

Police appeal after distraction burglary

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Police are appealing for information after a pensioner was targeted in a distraction burglary.

A man knocked on the door of the victim in Cazenove Road, Walthamstow last month, claiming that he needed to check her water.

As he spoke with her a second person came into the home and stole cash, during the incident on February 26.

The man told the elderly woman that he was working on her neighbour’s home

He is described as a white male, of stocky build, aged in his 40's.  He has dark short hair, speaks with an Irish accent and has a ‘full face’. He wore a sleeveless high visibility jacket, navy blue trousers and gardening gloves. 

Police are reminding residents remain vigilant and not allow people into their home without a prior appointment. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Vicki Cullen, from Waltham Forest CID on 0208 721 5019 quoting reference 4901982/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:57pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Shame the police were distracted on anything bar police work and walking the streets.
Shame the police were distracted on anything bar police work and walking the streets. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -11

11:08am Sat 29 Mar 14

mickbear88 says...

And if they catch tis dirt? The court will give him points for initiative and pat him on the back and send him off to do an encore.
And if they catch tis dirt? The court will give him points for initiative and pat him on the back and send him off to do an encore. mickbear88
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree