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Three men posing as police steal from Brighton pensioner's home
2:49pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
Three men posing as police officers stole money from an elderly man's home.
An 81-year-old man in a top floor flat in Chesham Street, Brighton, let three men dressed in casual tops and trousers into his home.
The group said they were police officers investigating a burglary nearby in which £20 notes had been stolen.
The resident showed them a small grey cash box containing about £90.
When they left, he realised it had disappeared.
The incident took place at about 1pm on Thursday.
The men are all described as white, in their 40's or 50's, about 5'10" to 6' tall, and speaking with local accents.
Detective Inspector Nick Chambers, of Sussex Police, said: “This was a despicable theft from an elderly man and we want to find this trio as soon as possible.
“We remind residents to be very cautious when dealing with cold callers. Demand to see their identification and if in any doubt try not to allow them in.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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