'Good Samaritan' steals pensioner's wallet after tricking her way into Northampton home

Police hunting woman who targeted 68-year-old by offering to carry his shopping

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:24 pm

Detectives are hunting a woman who tricked her way into a Northampton pensioner's home by pretending to be a Good Samaritan — then ran off with his wallet.

The 68-year-old was heading back to his home near Dallington Park sheltered housing when the woman offered to carry his bags.

But police revealed the apparently kind-hearted gesture was just a ruse to get into the pensioner's home and have issued a description of a woman they want to find in connection with the burglary.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "This woman who followed the man into his home in Dallington Haven then asked him for a drink.

"But, while he was out of the room, the offender then stole his wallet and left.

"The woman is described as white with a pale complexion, aged 30, 5ft 6in, of a slim build with shoulder length streaky black hair. She was wearing a long beige coat. The incident happened between 1.30pm and 1.40pm on Wednesday, June 17.

"If there is anyone who has information which could help us, may have seen the woman walking towards Dallington Haven or seen a woman matching this description leave the area, please call us on 101 using reference number 20000307729 — or you can call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111."

Police are hunting the woman who tricked her way into a pensioner's home in Dallington Haven

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