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Another York pensioner conned in a distraction burglary.

Another York pensioner conned in a distraction burglary.

4:04pm 7th October 2010

Another pensioner in York's been conned in a distraction burglary.

The elderly owner of a property on Lowfields Drive had a quantity of cash stolen.

He managed to grab hold of one the intruders, but was then pushed to the floor.

The men who committed the burglary are described as;

The first man is white, aged in his early twenties, around 5ft 8in tall with a stocky build and short black hair. During the burglary he was wearing a short black leather jacket with dark trousers and dark shoes.

The second man is white, in his late twenties and around 5ft 9in tall.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a green zip up top.

The third man is white, aged in his late teens with a slim build.

It is not known which direction the men headed when they left the property.

Detective Constable Chris Hogg, of York CID, said:

"This is a disgraceful offence which has naturally left the elderly victim shaken.

"Anyone who has any information about the men who committed this heartless and contemptible crime should contact me as soon as possible."

Anyone who can identify the men responsible for the burglary or has any information that could help detectives with their enquiries should contact DC Chris Hogg, of York CID, on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12100172228. Alternatively, they contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.  

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