Hunt for burglars who stole couple’s life savings

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 February 2015


Evil trio were pretending to do work on their roof

Police are appealing for help tracing the burglars who robbed an elderly couple in Bexley of their life savings.

The trio stole a safe containing £20,000 and the couple’s passports while they pretended to do work on the roof of the house in Falconwood Avenue, Welling.

The burglary happened at around 3pm on Monday. The men distracted the couple by moving around the house and asking them to hold things while they worked, and only when they had gone did the couple realise what had happened.

The first man was known as Tony and was white, in his mid-twenties and thin with short black hair. He spoke with an English accent and drove a small silver or grey 4x4 van, possibly a Suzuki Vitara.

The second man was white, in his mid-thirties and had a beer belly, short greying hair, light brown round glasses and a rugged complexion. He was wearing a padded jacket.

The third man is white, in his early twenties and thick-set. He was wearing a navy woollen jacket.

Anyone who can help police catch these men should contact DC Brad Clough at Bexley Police CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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