Men trick their way into Northamptonshire home of elderly woman

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Two men talked their way into the house of an elderly woman before stealing items from inside the property.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the distraction burglary in Priory Road, Wellingborough, sometime between 11.30pm and midnight on Thursday, March 10.

Two men talked their way into the home of an elderly victim and stole property from inside.

Anyone with information or who saw anything can contact Northamptonshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A police spokesman said: “We are urging people to be vigilant and advise people never to open the door to anyone they are not expecting.

“People are encouraged to pass this advice on to friends, relatives and neighbours, in particular those who are elderly or more vulnerable, and to remember the key advice: If you’re not sure, don’t open the door.”

Anyone who has suspicions or concerns that distraction burglars or rogue doorstep traders are operating in their neighbourhood or targeting someone they know, can call 101 or the dedicated doorstep crime number on 0345 2307702.

For more crime prevention advice, visit www.northants.police.uk/lookout.