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Bogus roof repair men steal thousands of pounds worth of gold coins from elderly Harrogate woman

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following a distraction burglary that occurred in Harrogate on Friday 11 October.

It happened in the Sherwood Drive area, off Hookstone Chase at around 12pm when three men posing as roof repair men entered the victim’s home claiming she had ‘dodgy tiles’ and took a significant amount of gold coins (as pictured).

All three men are described as being in their 30s. One was very slim, short with dark hair and the other two were wearing dark work clothing and tight fitting gloves.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about a white Vauxhall Astra van which had ladders on the roof which was seen in the area at the time.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that could assist the investigation is asked to North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for James Skaith 1523. You can also email James.Skaith@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190188179.

Contact details:
James Skaith - #1523
James.Skaith@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 ext 1523
Incident reference:
12190188179
Last modified: October 11, 2019