Elderly woman tricked into letting in con men
POLICE are on the hunt for two men who tricked their way into the home of a woman in her 90s.
They have released images and CCTV footage of the two men who entered her Glastonbury home on October 15.
The woman remained within sight of the front door and the men left a few moments later.
Police say they do not believe the pair were local, but are urging others who may have been approached by them to get in touch.
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They also ask that anyone who recognises the men get in touch with them as soon as possible.
PC Jim Card, who is investigating the incident, said:
"Some burglars prey on people's trust and kindness and use distraction as a means of getting into your home.
"A bogus caller's intention is to trick an occupier to allow them into the property, or create a diversion so an accomplice can sneak in.
"On this occasion the victim was alert and stayed within sight of the front door which removed any opportunity for the burglars to sneak around her house.
"The victim and her family agree that we should release this footage in order that we identify the two men who might have important information for us.
"Unfortunately these types of offences can leave victims shocked and vulnerable in their own homes.
"We recognise the impact these offences have and will do all we can to identify the people responsible."
If you recognise either man, then contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101.
Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
They never ask your name or trace your call.