Cash Stolen From Elderly Woman In Stroud

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Cash Stolen From Elderly Woman In Stroud

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men stole cash from the home of an elderly woman in Stroud during the evening of Wednesday December 6th.

The 80 year-old woman had been in a bedroom of her home in Moseley Road at around 7.30pm when she became aware of a male standing in the doorway.

The man claimed he was from Neighbourhood Watch and engaged the woman in conversation while a second male went through her handbag.

Both men left a short time later with approximately 800 in cash.

The first man was white, tall and with a medium build. He was smartly dressed and was wearing a baseball cap.

The second male was also white, smaller than his accomplice and smartly dressed.

Police are linking the theft to an incident that occurred in Central Road, Stroud, at around 7pm the same evening.

A male called at the home of a 77 year-old man and tried to get him to come into the garden of the property to look at some damage he claimed had been caused.

The homeowner refused to go outside and shut the door on the male who is described as white, between 30 and 40 years old, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft tall with a stocky build.

He was wearing a cap, which he had on backwards.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to call Stroud police on 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 437 of December 6th.

Residents are reminded to keep their doors and windows closed and locked at all times and to turn away any strangers who come to their door.

Posted : 07/12/2006 10:19:45

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