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POLICE APPEAL: 90-year-old Bexley woman has jewellery and £1,500 stolen from her

PUBLISHED: 14:39 01 April 2014 | UPDATED: 14:54 01 April 2014

Police are appealing for information after jewellery and £1,500 was stolen from a 90-year-old woman's home last week.

Two men, impersonating police officers, called at an address in Horsham Road, Bexley, on March 28.

The two suspects told the victim they had stopped two youths in the street and needed to check her property.

As one suspect distracted her, the other entered her bedroom and snatched her jewellery and cash.

Detective Brad Clough, of Bexley Police, said: “Pretending to be a police officer or claiming to be from a utility company is the most common technique that these thieves use to trick their way into peoples homes.

“Before opening your door, check whose calling and if you are at all suspicious of anyone, don’t hesitate to call us on 999.”

The two suspects are described as being white, aged between 20 and 30, 5ft 10ins, slim build and dark hair.

Anyone with any information should contact Bexley Police’s CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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