Elderly Peacehaven couple fall victim to distraction burglars
want to identify two men who visited an elderly couple at their home in
Peacehaven at around noon on Saturday 13 April, claiming they were
there to complete garden work, despite no such work having been
pair then entered the couple’s home to seek payment. While one man
engaged the couple in conversation, the other searched their bedroom.
After the men left, it was found that cash and jewellery were missing.
suspects are white. One was aged about 70, 6’4″, of broad build and
with a broad face and unkempt curly grey hair. He was wearing a grey
polo shirt and grey jogging bottoms, and spoke with what was possibly a
Scottish or Irish accent.
accomplice was in his 50s, 6′, and also of broad build. He had straight
black hair, a black moustache and prominent ears. He also spoke with a
possibly Scottish or Irish accent and was wearing a dark blue or black
sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark-coloured trainers.
Constable Andy Mountford-Laker, investigating, said: “This was a
callous crime taking advantage of an elderly, vulnerable couple. Anyone
who noticed anything suspicious or who may have information about the
incident is asked to get in touch as soon as possible.”
They can do so by reporting details online or
by phoning 101, quoting serial 554 of 13/04. Alternatively, information
can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers,
either online or by calling 0800 555 111.