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Pensioner robbed in distraction burglary

 Published on: 25th July 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are hunting a burglar who stole a handbag from a pensioner’s car in Abbots Langley this month while he was asking her for directions.

The incident took place on July 14 at around 4.20pm while the victim, an 88 year old woman, was in her car in The Crescent near Saint Saviour’s Church, when a man approached the passenger side of the vehicle and knocked on the window.

He opened the door door asking for directions before taking her handbag and made off in a vehicle towards Bedmond Road. 

Anyone who saw what happened or has any other information should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/17570/18.

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