Distraction burglars stole money and jewellery from elderly woman in Northampton

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Burglars have stolen a 67-year-old engagement ring from an elderly woman in Northampton after they tricked their way into her property.

The 87-year-old woman was at home in Homestead Way, Northampton, sometime between 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday, February 22 when a man knocked on the window and said he was there to check the water.

He entered the property and, once inside, he took the victim into the kitchen and left her there.

Two other men entered the property and carried out a search, stealing money and jewellery, including an engagement ring given to the victim by her husband, who died 20 years ago.

The first burglar is described as white, 6ft, 35 – 45 years of age, of stocky build with an Irish accent. He was dressed all in black.

The second offender was also dressed in black and the third man had a camel coloured coat on.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.