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Two arrested after pensioner tricked by thieves
11:12am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
TWO people have been arrested in an investigation into a distraction burglary in York where a pensioner was targeted in her home.
The 87-year-old victim was visited by two people at her house in Rowntree Avenue, Clifton, yesterday, with the pair claiming they were looking for her neighbour.
They tricked their way into the woman's home and stole her purse, but she alerted police and the suspects were arrested on Tamworth Road after a search of the area. A 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman are currently in custody.
Anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area at about 6pm yesterday, when the burglary happened, or has received similar visits should phone North Yorkshire Police's control room on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.