Men pretending to fix boiler con 91-year-old woman in her home

The Met has released e-fit images of two suspects after a 91-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary.

The victim was at home in the Kelsey Park area of Beckenham at around 2pm on June 27 when two men knocked on her door and pretended to be there to repair a leak in her boiler.

While she was distracted they searched her home before fleeing, having stolen jewellery including a locket.

The locket had been given to the victim by her parents on her 18th birthday and included pictures of her late mother and father. A number of bracelets were also stolen.

So far the Met has made no arrests.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Francis said: “This horrible ordeal has left this elderly woman feeling utterly helpless.

“The stolen locket especially is of enormous and irreplaceable sentimental value. I urge any local people, or jewellers, who may have been offered such an item for sale, to please contact us immediately.”

Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 reference CAD 5016/27JUN.

To remain anonymous contact the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Pictured top: E-fit images of the two suspects (Picture: The Met)

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