Witness appeal after conmen rob 77-year-old

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THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Mursley on Monday.

At 1.08pm, two men called at the home of a 77-year-old man in Cooks Lane and claimed they needed to check the pipes because of impurities in the gas and water supplies. They said it was an emergency situation.

The men went into the property and one distracted the man in the kitchen by asking him to move the fridge, while the second man searched the property.

They made off with a quantity of cash.

Both of the men were white, about 5ft 10ins tall and had Irish accents. One was in his late 20s, of heavy build, clean shaven, with medium-length brown hair. He was wearing navy blue clothing.

The second man was slim built with medium-length brown hair. He was wearing a black duffle coat and gloves.

Det Con Richard Bazeley from Aylesbury CID is appealing for anyone who saw the two men in the area, or has information which could help the inquiry, to come forward.

Call him via the 24-hour police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.