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Elderly resident burgled in Northallerton

Northallerton police are appealing for information after a "distraction" burglary in the town.

At around 11.30am on Saturday, at a house in Priory Close, a thief entered an elderly resident’s home and introduced himself as “Mary’s cousin” before asking to use the toilet and for a cup of coffee.

When the homeowner returned from the kitchen the man had left. The victim realised a wallet and purse containing around £120 were missing.

The suspect is described as white, in his twenties. He is around 6ft tall. At the time he was wearing a light blue anorak, tracksuit bottoms and gloves.

Anyone who can help with this enquiry is asked to contact Northallerton police on 101.