Bogus snow clearers burgle Guildford elderly woman's home
By mattcollison | Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:48
BOGUS workmen stole jewellery from the home of an elderly woman in Guildford after claiming they were clearing snow.
The buglary has led to a police appeal to look out for vulnerable and elderly neighbours during the cold weather.
The woman, aged in her 90s, was approached by two men at her home in Chertsey Street between 10am and 11.30am on Friday (January 18).
The men asked if they could help her clear her path of snow, but instead looted her home.
Three pearl necklaces, a gold rope design necklace and a bottle of brandy were taken.
Detective Constable Andrew Greaves from Guildford CID said: "The victim has been left deeply shaken and upset by the ordeal and I would urge anyone with information to contact officers as we need to find those responsible and bring them to justice."
Both men are described as white and one was wearing a fur hat and a parka style jacket.
Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident or who has been offered items for sale which match the description of those taken is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference GD/13/452 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.