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Bogus callers shove pensioner in attempted burglary in Limehouse

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:02 05 October 2010

AN 81-YEAR-OLD pensioner was shoved by bogus callers posing as gas board officials in an attempted burglary at the weekend. The pensioner was distracted by one man who claimed to be there to read her gas meter but two other men came in to search the flat

AN 81-YEAR-OLD pensioner was shoved by bogus callers posing as gas board officials in an attempted burglary at the weekend.

The pensioner was distracted by one man who claimed to be there to read her gas meter but two other men came in to search the flat in Clemence Street, Limehouse for valuables around 6pm on Saturday.

When she saw them coming out of her bedroom, she tried to stop them by grabbing hold of their clothing but was pushed aside by one of the suspects and all three ran off towards Dora Street.

No property was stolen.

The first suspect is described as around 19, very slim and 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a light-coloured short-sleeved shirt.

The other two were both around 6ft to 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build. They were both wearing short sleeved tops and white shoes.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Det Con Pamela Whitwell in the burglary squad on 020 8217 4113 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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