Thieves take £500 from elderly Crewe resident's savings box

Two men have raided an elderly Crewe resident's savings after tricking their way into her home.

Police say some time between 12pm and and 1pm on Thursday 7 September, two males visited the home of an elderly woman on Meredith Street, claiming that her gutters needed cleaning.

The pair offered to complete the work for a small fee, which the victim agreed.

One of the men then asked for hot water, and chatted to the victim in her kitchen. Unbeknown to her, the second man entered her living room and stole nearly £500 from her savings box.

Both of the suspects are described as white men, with irish accents and approximately 30 to 35-years-old. The first man was of stocky build and the second man was slim build. They were both travelled to the address in a white van.

PC Vicki Greenhoff said: “The suspects in this case targeted this victim due her vulnerability and she has been left extremely upset by the incident. The offenders betrayed the victims trust by going into her home and stealing a large amount of money, which will have a big impact on her.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to remain vigilant of anyone who comes to your door offering to carry out work, and I urge people to report any suspicious activity to us on 101.

“I’d also ask residents to look out for their elderly or vulnerable neighbours, reporting any suspicious activity to police and checking on your neighbour’s welfare.”

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