Elderly targeted in two burglaries

29 December 2010, 17:10 | Updated: 29 December 2010, 17:14

Two distraction burglaries have taken place today (Wednesday 29th December).

The first took place in Farthingstone at around 11.15am when a man forced his way into the property of two elderly women who live in Litchborough Road, Farthingstone.
The man claimed he needed to do some work in the bathroom but made off from the property with a small amount of cash.
He was white, in his 30s or 40s, of medium build, clean shaven and dressed in a white shirt and tie and other dark clothing.
The second incident took place at around 1.30pm in Rokeby Walk, Northampton, when a man pushed his way into the house of an elderly woman.
The woman shouted at him to leave and he did. At this stage it is not known if anything was stolen in this incident.
The offender had a bag on his back and wore navy clothing, including a hooded top.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or who may recognise either of the offenders.
People are reminded to make sure they do not open their front door unless they are expecting a visitor.
They should also ask to see identification from anyone who claims to be from a company who has knocked on the door before letting them in.
If anyone has concerns about someone knocking on their front door they should call police on 03000 111 222 or 999 in an emergency.