Cash and phone stolen after woman tricks her way into flat

Police in Tower Hamlets have released an image of a woman wanted in connection with a distraction bu

Police in Tower Hamlets have released an image of a woman wanted in connection with a distraction burglary. Photo: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A woman had her phone and cash stolen after being duped into letting someone into her home.

The victim, in her 50s, had been tricked into letting a woman purporting to be from the NHS into her flat in Tate House, Mace Street, Bethnal Green.

Officers investigating the theft, which took place at around 9am on Sunday, July 8, have now released a picture of a woman they would like to speak to.

Anyone who recognises her or has information about what happened is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.