Belfast Telegraph

Bogus callers distract pensioner and rob home

By John Mulgrew

A pensioner has been robbed during a distraction burglary at his north Belfast home.

The victim — who is in his 70s — was targeted at his house in the Kilkoole Park area on Wednesday.

According to police, a man who spoke with a southern accent called to the victim's door at around 1pm, claiming to be from the ‘water board’.

While the elderly man was distracted two other men ransacked his home and stole jewellery.

The victim was not injured during the robbery. It is understood two members of the gang spoke with southern accents.

The caller has been described as being around 25-years-old, 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build and wearing a black woollen hat, black waterproof jacket, tan trousers and yellow and green gloves.

A second man is believed to be around 20 years old, 5ft 8ins tall, of heavy build and wearing a brown coloured beanie hat and yellow and green gloves. The third man is said to be around 18 years old and wearing similar gloves.

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