Detectives investigating a distraction burglary in Warrington appeal for witnesses Date published: 18th September 2017 9.52am

Detectives in Warrington are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a distraction burglary.

At 2pm on Friday, 15 September 2017 a 79-year-old woman was approached by a man at her home on Grange Avenue in Latchford.

The man produced a large map and made requests for directions. He then followed her into her home where he stole a number of personal items.

The offender is described as being dark skinned, aged late 40s – early 50s, 5ft 6 in height and of a medium build. He had a small growth of dark hair on his chin and distinctive gold teeth on the right hand side of his mouth. His hair was black, short on the back and sides and combed back on the top, it was described as greasy.

Detective Constable Alex Reeves, of Warrington CID, said: “This man targeted an elderly lady in order to steal from her. It’s urgent we find out who he is to stop him from taking advantage of anyone else. If anyone believes they have seen a man matching this description, I would urge them to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Alex Reeves from Warrington CID on 101 quoting incident CC17298663.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.