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Police are urging people to be vigilant after a woman had more than £500 stolen from her house in Tamworth in a distraction burglary.
The 83-year-old victim was at her home in St George’s Way in Glascote at around 2:30pm on Sunday (5 January) when she answered the door to a man who had asked to use her phone as his dog had been run over in the street.
When the woman had gone out into the street she noticed the man had gone with her purse – which contained hundreds of pounds in cash, a prescription and a photo of her husband.
The suspect is described as approximately late 30s, with an Irish accent, facial stubble and wearing a dark-coloured jacket. He’s also described as carrying a small terrier dog.
For the best advice on how to prevent crime visit https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 352 of 5 January, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.