POLICE in London are on the hunt for an Irishman suspected of burgling the home of an elderly woman last weekend.
Detectives in Enfield launched their appeal this morning after the 84-year-old fell victim to a distraction burglary on Saturday evening.
The incident took place at around 5:05 pm when a suspect knocked on the door of the woman’s house in Bramley Road, N14. The man claimed to be from the local council and said he needed to smell the woman’s water due to a potential gas leak.
After the man was allowed into the property and proceeded to test the water, the victim noticed that a second man had entered and was in her living room.
She immediately called police, prompting the suspects to flee in the direction of Oakwood underground station.
After they had left, the victim realised that £51 had been taken from her purse.
The first suspect is described as having “a strong Irish accent” and is said to be white, aged between 30 and 40-years-old, with stubble, and wearing a washed-out blue top.
The second suspect is said to be white, smaller than his alleged accomplice, with a muscular build and wearing a zipped-up, tweed-coloured bomber jacket.
Police have asked members of the public with information to call Enfield CID on 020 8345 4469 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.