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90-year-old targeted by distraction burglars

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A 90-year-old man was targeted by distraction burglars in Rochdale.

The man was walking to his home on Whiteley Drive, Middleton Between 12.30pm and 1.20pm on Thursday October 8. As he got to the front door, he was approached by a man.

The man asked to see water pipes inside his house and as he was distracted, another man walked in and stole money. Both left in a silver coloured car.

One man is described as being white, in his early 30s, 5ft 10in tall, with a round face and clean shaven.

The second was white with a darker complexion, in his mid 20s, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, thin face, had dark eyebrows, clean shaven and wore a baseball cap.

"These offenders targeted their victim purely because of his age and vulnerability. I find it hard to believe people can prey on people in such a way which in turn makes us determined to find those responsible.

Thankfully the victim was able to give us a detailed description of those responsible and we have managed to create an efit. I would ask anyone who may recognise them or may have been targeted in a similar way, to contact police as soon as possible."

– Detective Constable Dan Daly

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8701 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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