'Good Samaritan' steals Potters Bar mum's jewellery

PUBLISHED: 06:57 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:25 26 October 2009

A CALLOUS burglar stole a mother's gold wedding ring after pretending to be a Good Samaritan. The Irish man helped the woman on Tuesday who was struggling to get a pram though the front door of her home in The Walk, Potters Bar. Once inside, the thief as

A CALLOUS burglar stole a mother's gold wedding ring after pretending to be a Good Samaritan.

The Irish man helped the woman on Tuesday who was struggling to get a pram though the front door of her home in The Walk, Potters Bar.

Once inside, the thief asked if he could use the toilet and went upstairs.

About 30 minutes later the mum, who is in her 40s, heard the toilet flush and the man left the house.

The victim then discovered he had stolen items of jewellery, including her wedding ring and a silver band engagement ring.

The suspect is described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 8in tall, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a brown jacket.

Pc Scott Curran said: "We are treating this incident very seriously and are appealing for witnesses who may have information, or who saw a man in the area acting suspiciously at the time, to come forward.

"We would also ask people to get in touch if they are offered jewellery for sale by someone."

Anyone with information should call police on 0845 33 00 222.

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