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Ashford: Distraction theft warning after OAP targeted in Beaver Road

A pensioner had cash and jewellery stolen after distraction thieves asked her to help find a lost ball.

The woman, in her 80s, was targeted at her home in Beaver Road, Ashford, just after 4pm on Tuesday.

One of the men had knocked on the front window of the house and told the victim he was looking for his son’s ball.

The theft happened at a home in Beaver Road (4751464)
The theft happened at a home in Beaver Road (4751464)

The woman invited him in and they both went to the back garden to look for it, but when they came back inside she noticed a second man in her house.

Once the pair had left, the victim found cash was missing from her purse.

When officers arrived later, it was also discovered jewellery had been stolen from upstairs.

One of the men was described as white, aged in his 30s, approximately 5ft, 8ins tall, of large build and was wearing a dark baseball cap and a dark jacket.

The victim could not describe the second man but thought he might have been wearing a dark green cardigan.

Anyone who witnessed this burglary or noticed anything suspicious around that time is asked to call police on 01843 222289, quoting 09-1090.

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