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Conman tricks his way into Copthorne pensioner's home
11:04am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Local News
Police are appealing for witnesses after a conman tricked his way into a Copthorne pensioner's home and stole cash.
The 78-year-old victim let the man into her house in Brookhill Road after he convinced her that he was doing work for her neighbour.
He told her he wanted to measure her garden to put up a fence, shortly before 5pm on Friday, August 16.
They went into the woman's back garden and the man began pacing the distance to the house. However, a Sussex Police spokesman said: “While the victim was still outside, he went into the home, searched rooms and stole £60 before leaving.”
The man was described as white, aged in his mid-30s, about 5ft 6in tall, with short dark hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a blue and white horizontally striped T-shirt and spoke with a local accent.
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting serial 1130 of 16 August, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Sussex Police has launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.