Pensioner targeted by distraction burglar

E-fit of the man police would like to trace in connection with a distraction burglary on the Manor Estate in Toll Bar.
E-fit of the man police would like to trace in connection with a distraction burglary on the Manor Estate in Toll Bar.

residents are being warned about distraction burglaries after a pensioner had £1,500 stolen from her home by a man posing as a kitchen fitter.

Police are appealing for information about the incident that happened on Monday March 19 when a man attended a property on the Manor Estate in Toll Bar.

He told the 83-year-old resident he had fitted a kitchen in a neighbour’s home and he needed to check her water pressure.

The woman let him in believing he was official as he was wearing a photo ID badge around his neck.

After he had left the woman realised £1,500 had been stolen from the bedroom.

The man is described as 27 to 28-years-old, white and he spoke with an Irish accent.

He is slightly tanned with sandy coloured hair.

He was wearing a deep, mustard coloured, long sleeved T-shirt and beige trousers.

Acting Inspector Amanda Hunter said residents should always ask to see callers ID and always check with their company before allowing them to enter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting A/26369/2012.