CCTV issued after burglars distract OAP

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Police have released this CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary at a house.

Just before 9am on Friday, April 4, two men went to the home of an 82-year-old man on Mill Lane, Grassmoor, claiming to be checking the chimney on behalf of the council.

The victim allowed the men into his house and one of them stayed with him in the living room.

Police believe the other man then searched the house and stole cash. The men left after about ten minutes.

The homeowner then discovered a large amount of cash was missing from an upstairs room and police were alerted.

One of the suspects is described as white with a tanned complexion, around 5ft 7in tall, between 20 and 30-years-old and of a large build. The second man was of a similar age, build and complexion but was several inches shorter than the first man. They both wore baseball caps, dark padded jackets, dark trousers and boots.

Anyone with information or who recognises the men in the picture should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.