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Police hunt thieves who tricked elderly couple out of cash savings

The men were confronted by their target's 85-year-old male partner

05 December, 2016 — By William McLennan

Detectives want to know if you can identify these men

POLICE have released CCTV footage of four men who conned their way into a elderly couple’s home and before stealing their cash savings.

Detectives said a group of four men turned up at the couple’s home in Regent Square, King’s Cross, and one man persuaded the 70-year-old woman that he was a council officials checking a water leak. As he pretended to inspect the kitchen, the three other suspects snuck into the flat and began to search for valuables, police said.

“They were confronted by the woman’s 85-year-old male partner, at which point all four suspects left the flat and made off on foot,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.

Detective Constable Harriet Warrilow, of Camden CID, said: “The men had pulled coats over their heads in an attempt to prevent their identification through CCTV. However, I am hopeful that somebody will recognise the group through the footage of the four men together entering and leaving the block of flats.

All four suspects are described as white men. The man who spoke with the woman had a London or English accent. The robbery took place at around 2pm on Tuesday, August 2.

Camden CID can be contacted on 101 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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