St Peter's pensioner targeted by distraction burglars

A woman in her 80s has been targeted in a distraction burglary..

At around 4pm on 28 April the victim she was visited by a man and woman in her home in Vicarage Street, St Peter's.

The woman asked to enter the house to use the toilet which the victim agreed to while the man remained at the front door with the victim. The couple were then invited to stay for a cup of tea.

The victim made them the tea and suggested they drink it in the living room while she cleared the kitchen surfaces. However when the victim went to join the couple, they had left the house, taking the mugs of tea with them.

The victim realised her purse, containing a quantity of cash and cards, was also missing.

The victim has described the woman as white, aged between 18 to 25 years, with dark brown shoulder-length hair and spoke with an English accent. She was dressed casually.

The man was described as also white and aged between 18 to 25 years old with dark brown hair and an English accent. He was believed to be around 5 ft 10 ins tall and also dressed casually.

There has been a number of incidents reported on the isle including a case where a woman has her handbag stolen.

Detective Sergeant Richard Allen said: "These types of crimes can have a devastating impact on victims, both in terms of their confidence and their ability to feel safe and secure in their own homes. I would urge anyone with information about this incident to listen to their conscience and call Kent Police."

Anyone with information with asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/13932/16.

Or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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