Couple conned way into pensioner's home in Uppingham Road, Leicester, to steal money
Police have appealed for help tracing two burglars who conned their way into a 79-year-old man's home in order to steal his money.
The couple called at the man's home in Uppingham Road, Spinney Hills, Leicester, at 11am on Sunday, October 21, and claimed to know him.
They pushed past him and began to tidy his home.
The man asked to use the toilet and the woman went into the victim's bedroom.
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The woman then hugged the victim before she and her accomplice left the house, which is near the junction with Oakley Road.
The victim discovered a quantity of cash had been stolen from his wallet and a cabinet.
Detective Constable Louise Osborne said: "It's terrible to think these two people targeted this man, claiming they knew him and then stole his money.
"I hope anyone who has information about these two will call us and help us with our inquiries. If you live in the area, you may have also been approached by these people. Perhaps you spoke to them? If so, please call us."
The man was white, aged 20 to 30 and 5ft 2in to 5ft 4in. He had short dark hair and spoke with an Eastern European accent. The woman was white, 20 to 30, and of medium to large build. She had dark brown hair which the victim has told police was possibly long and tied back. She also spoke with an Eastern European accent.
Contact Det Con Osborne on 101.