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Second artist’s impression released of suspected burglar who posed as a builder before stealing ‘substantial’ amount of cash from an elderly couple in Northampton

Second artist's impression released by Northamptonshire Police. Another artist's impression of the first suspect is below.

Second artist's impression released by Northamptonshire Police. Another artist's impression of the first suspect is below.

A second artist’s impression has been released by police of men suspected to be involved with stealing money from an elderly couple’s house in Northampton.

The incident involved two men calling at the home of an elderly couple in Sunderland Street, St James, claiming to be builders. They told the couple their roof was in need of urgent repair.

The men then asked the couple to show them upstairs to the area of the house under the part of the roof supposedly in need of repair.

One of the offenders said he was going to the car to get materials, while the other distracted the couple, before leaving too. Later the couple discovered a substantial amount of cash had been taken.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Yesterday we issued a second appeal relating to a distraction burglary in Sunderland Street, St James, Northampton.

“We also issued an artist’s impression of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which happened on Friday, 27 June, at about 11.15am.

“Today we are issuing another artist’s impression of a second man police think may be able to help them with their investigation.”

The offenders are described as white, clean-shaven men with a chubby build. One was about 5ft 2in and aged about 30. He wore a cap, a grey tracksuit and trainers.

The other is described as aged about 60, 5ft 9in with grey hair. He wore a cap and a navy shirt and trousers. He was carrying a rolled-up notebook.

Anyone who knows anything about the incident, or who saw suspicious activity in the area that morning, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. To report a crime in progress, always call 999.

 
 
 

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