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Appeal after elderly women targeted by burglars in Gedling

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Officers investigating a burglary in Gedling and an attempted burglary in Carlton are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information about the incidents to come forward.

Police said:

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‘Two white men knocked on the front door of an 88-year-old woman’s home, off Burton Road, Gedling, between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday (22 May 2019).

‘The men asked her a couple of questions before leaving. They then returned and entered the property through the back door, while the woman was inside, before stealing items from within.

‘Between the same times as stated two men tried to enter through the front door of an 80-year-old woman’s home in South View Road, Carlton. She then saw the two men in her back garden who ran towards her car port before leaving her property.

‘We’re currently treating both incidents as linked and officers are working hard to trace the suspects.

‘One of the men is about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build and aged in his mid 20s. He had a scruffy appearance and was wearing a black jumper and black bottoms, a baseball cap which was pulled down over his face. He spoke with a local accent.

‘The other man is about 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build and aged in his mid 20s. He had a scruffy appearance and was wearing a black hooded top, dark bottoms and a dark baseball cap.

‘We’re asking for any witnesses or anyone who has any information about these incidents or the men involved to get in contact with us as soon as possible by calling 101 and quoting incident number 781 of 22 May 2019. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We’re also reminding residents to be on their guard if someone they’re not expecting knocks on their door and to make sure their doors and windows are kept locked at all times.

Don’t open your door unless you know who it is – use a door spy hole or door chain.

Our advice is always to report any suspicious activity to police immediately on 101 or, in an emergency, call 999.

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