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Hunt for pair who tricked their way into Burntwood pensioner’s home and stole £3,100

Two men have tricked their way into an 80-year-old woman’s home in Burntwood and stolen more than £3,000.

A man knocked at the door on Oakdene Avenue at 8.30am on Wednesday (February 8), saying he would look at fencing to see if it needed to be replaced.

A photofit of the two men wanted after £3,000 was stolen from a Burntwood pensioner

A photofit of the two men wanted after £3,000 was stolen from a Burntwood pensioner

The woman let the man in and he made her an offer to carry out work. She agreed and went to a cupboard to collect cash. He then asked her to open the back door while he fetched an extension lead – while she was gone he took £3,100 in cash before leaving.

The man is described as being a white male in his 40s, around 5ft 9” to 6ft tall, of large build. He was wearing a black, long-sleeved top, dark trousers and a hat.

A second man is also suspected of being involved. He was in a vehicle, described as a clean white or silver Vauxhall Astra car derived van, which had no sign writing on it. The second man is described as a white male, aged 18-19, of sturdy build, with light blond hair and wearing a dark polo shirt.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 108 of Wednesday 8 February.

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