Cash stolen from elderly man in Northampton during distraction burglary

Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

An 80-year-old man had cash stolen from his home while he was being distracted by a burglar as he stood in his front garden.

Between 2.45pm and 3.10pm, on Tuesday, March 17, the victim was tidying in his from garden in Ecton when he was approached by a man who engaged him in conversation.

The man asked him for directions to various locations in Northampton.

When the victim returned back to his house, he discovered that a quantity of cash was stolen.

It is believed that the man had distracted the victim, while an accomplice entered the property and stole the money.

The first offender is described as a white man in late teens to early 20s, between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 7ins tall. Of slim build and wearing a grey patterned jumper.

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org