A MAN with an Irish accent tricked his way into an 87-year-old woman’s home in Carshalton, South London, telling her he was her long-lost brother-in-law, according to Metropolitan Police.
The suspect was described as a white man aged 30-40, with cclose-cropped ginger hair and spoke with an Irish accent.
On opening the door, the partially sighted elderly woman, said: ‘Long time no see’ thinking it was the relative she hadn’t seen for many years.
The male caller replied: “Are you going to let me in and put the kettle on then?”
He was ushered inside and they both went into the kitchen where they chatted for several minutes before he looked around other rooms.
After about ten minutes, the woman’s male carer visited the address in Acre Lane, Carshalton, on Friday, 4 March at around 16:00hrs and asked who the visitor was.
At this question, the suspect quickly ran past the carer and out of the front door.
The woman realised her purse containing £20 had been stolen along with bank cards.
If you have any information contact Sutton Police station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.