Thieves steal jewellery from elderly woman after pretending to be police officers

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Burglars stole jewellery after they broke into an elderly woman’s house in Northamptonshire claimed to be police officers after climbing in through a kitchen window.

The house in Spencelayh Close, Wellingborough, was broken into at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, June 2.

After climbing through the kitchen window, the burglars told the occupant, who is in her 80s, that they were police officers searching for paperwork.

One of the men then kept the woman in the living room while the other searched all the upstairs bedrooms and took a large quantity of gold jewellery.

Both men then climbed back out of the kitchen window before climbing over the garden fence to escape.

They were both white, in their 20s, had English accents and wore dark clothes, face coverings and gloves.

The pieces of jewellery they took included gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about the incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.