Pensioner victim of distraction burglary

A PENSIONER was a victim of a distraction burglary at her home in Cuffley at the weekend.

The 84-year-old was at home on Sunday when two thieves came to the front door.

At around 2.25pm, the first boy distracted the victim while a second boy got into the back of the house and stole jewellery and a purse containing cash and credit cards.

The first thief is described as aged 17 to 18, stocky with short brown hair.

He was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with a dark motif across his chest and had a mild Irish accent.

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The second thief is described as being aged 15 to 20, of slim build with dark brown collar length hair.

He was wearing an orange and yellow striped polo shirt.

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

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