Potters Bar woman in late 60s burgled twice in three days

PUBLISHED: 10:48 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 21 August 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglaries in Potters Bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglaries in Potters Bar

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Police have appealed for information after a Potters Bar resident was burgled twice in three days.

During the first raid on July 24, the victim – a woman in her 60s – returned to her home in Southgate Road at around 1.20pm to discover a man in the house.

The burglar then pushed past her and ran out of the property, before she discovered that a television, digital box and tablet had been stolen.

Then on July 26, between 10.15am and 10.30am, the victim heard a knock on the door and a letter was put through the letterbox saying ‘police’.

A few minutes she opened the door to a man who said he needed to take the TV wall bracket away for forensic examination, before removing it and leaving.

The burglar is described as a white man, around 70 years old and of average build, with a white beard and wearing a jacket and cap.

Following the raids last month, investigator Rahul Thaker today (August 21) said: “I’m appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the local area or a man matching the description on the dates and times stated to get in touch as you may have information that can assist us with our investigation.”

He added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to urge people not to let unexpected callers into their homes.

“If you have an arranged appointment with someone, please always check their ID before allowing them access to your home. If in doubt contact their employer to confirm their identity before letting them in.”

Anyone with information can contact Herts Police via non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/20741/18.

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