Trio con elderly in distraction theft incident

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AN ELDERLY couple were the victims of a cruel distraction burglary in Dallington.

A man and two boys called at the couple’s home in South Lane at around 10am last Friday (August 10).

The trio managed to talk their way into the house and persuaded the couple, both aged in their late 80s, to show them to a lockup in their garden.

The three were said to have discussed ‘logging’ in the area.

The couple later discovered that three chainsaws and a strimmer had been stolen from the lockup.

Police have said that nothing is believed to have been taken from the house.

Officers are now appealing for the public’s help in tracing the thieves.

The man, who is said to have done most of the talking, is described as white, aged between 20 and 40 years old, 5’8” in height, of average build, with fair hair and a clean shaven face.

At the time of the theft, he was wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt of unknown colour.

The two boys are believed to be aged around 16 years old, about 5’6” tall and of average build.

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial number 1935 of 10/8.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.