Burglars stole thousands from pensioner's home

Police are investigating after burglars distracted a pensioner whilst taking more than £3000.

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Burglars distract 84-year-old woman to steal £3000

This E-fit has been released following a distraction burglary in Whitstable Credit: Kent Police

A 84-year-old woman from Kent was distracted during a burglary where more than £3000 was stolen from her home.

Police would like to speak to a man after the distraction burglary at an address in Sandpiper Road in Whitstable.

The incident took place between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Friday 14th March when two men offered to clean the woman's gutters for £15.

After this was completed, they then told her the roof was damaged and could be fixed for £450 and she agreed to have the work done.

One man then asked to use the toilet but was found by the victim in her bedroom where he stole more than £3000 cash.

Police would like to hear from anyone who can identify the man in the e-fit image.

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