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Southfields pensioner victim of distraction burglary

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An elderly woman, 87, has been the victim of a distraction burglary in Southfields.

Two men gained entry into the pensioners Morris Gardens property on Friday, October 26 by pretending to be from a electric company to do a meter check.

The incident took place at 3:35pm. The men took a quantity of jewellery before leaving the property.

Police visited the victim and obtained a list of the stolen items. No arrests have been made as enquiries continue.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to call police via 101 quoting 0323968/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

A distraction burglary is when someone gains access to a property under false pretences, with the intention of committing theft.

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