Elderly man targeted by thieves in Long Lawford

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TWO men tricked their way into a pensioner’s home and stole his wallet.

At 6.45pm on Tuesday two men called at the home of an elderly person in South View Road, Long Lawford and told him that they had lost their dog. They asked the man if they could come into his house to check the back garden for the dog and the resident allowed them in.

After the two men had left, the resident realised that his wallet, containing cash, had been stolen.

Burglaries have also been reported in Church Lawford and Binley Woods this week.

Between midnight and 7am on Tuesday thieves kicked through a cat flap at a home in Smithy Lane, Church Lawford and then attempted to reach up to open the door with keys which had been left in the lock. They failed to reach the keys and open the door and nothing was stolen.

At 8am yesterday morning (Wednesday) a ma asked the resident of a home in Heather Road, Binley Woods if he wanted his drive jet washing, as the resident was running his vehicle to defrost it. The offender then attempted to steal the car but was chased off and into a blue pick up truck.

The man is described as white, around 18 years of age with short dark hair. He had a frail build, around 5ft 6in tall and wearing a tracksuit.

Witnesses or anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.