Elderly Goring woman robbed in distraction burglary

Elderly Goring woman robbed in distraction burglary


An elderly woman in Thakeham Drive, Goring was robbed around 4.00 pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday January 30th) after letting in a man and a woman who knocked on her door.

The couple acted liked they knew her and asked to come in. The woman wasn’t sure she recognised them but let them in. The man asked to use the toilet while the woman sat with the elderly woman in the living room. They then left and the victim felt suspicious about what happened. She checked her bedroom where she found £100 of cash and some jewellery had gone.

Detective constable Jamie Carruthers said: “The man is described as being white, in his 40s, between 5′ 8″ and 5′ 11” and stocky. The woman is described also as white and her 40s with long straight brown hair tied back in a ponytail. Did you see this pair in the Thakeham Drive area of Worthing yesterday?

“These people have taken advantage of this woman by leading her to believe she knows them. If you are not sure who people are at your door, don’t let them in and ring someone you trust. If you feel suspicious call the police on 101.

“If anyone has any details on these people or saw anything which might help, please contact police on 101 or email: 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1097 of January 30th.”