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Thieves pose as police officers to steal from elderly couple during storm Ophelia

Two men posed as police officers checking for storm damage to steal cash from an elderly couple.

Storm Ophelia battered coastlines across the country last night. Credit: PA

Police are searching for the two men who insisted on entering the couple's home at Llay near Wrexham last night to turn off the water stop-cock.

The storm left hundreds of homes without power and roads and railway lines were closed as 90 mph winds battered the Welsh coastline.

This was a particularly mean crime committed against an elderly couple in their own home.

– Det Inspector Mark Hughes, North Wales police