Wanted: Do you recognise men who stole from elderly woman in Leeds?

An E-Fit image of the men police are trying to trace.
An E-Fit image of the men police are trying to trace.
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Detectives have released images of men they are trying to trace after an elderly woman was robbed in her home in Leeds.

The thieves targeted the woman, 79, at her home in Tong Road, Armley and stole her purse after offering to carry out guttering work.

It happened at 12.30pm on July 27.

PC Richard Hodson, of Leeds District Crime Team, said: “This was obviously a very upsetting and distressing incident for the victim and we would like to hear from anyone who recognises the men shown in these images. We would also like to hear from anyone who has had a similar visit from them but not contacted the police about it.”

The men agreed to carry out guttering work for the elderly woman.

But they increased the price to hundreds of pounds and, when the victim told them she couldn’t afford it, they took stole money from her purse.

They also asked her to go to a bank and withdraw more money, but the woman left her home and reported the incident to the police.

One of the men was described as being aged about 60-years-old, white, of stocky build and with dark brown hair with a side parting.

He was wearing dark trousers and a navy blue T-shirt and had an Irish accent.

The other man was aged in his twenties, white, of stocky build, and with short curly blond hair.

He was wearing a green T-shirt and dark trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime number 13170346378 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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