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Breaking News ! Police have released CCTV images of two women after thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from an elderly woman. A woman, posing as a charity collector, knocked on the victim's door on Werneth Road, in Woodley yesterday afternoon. She walked into the victim's house and began to ask about various items, before taking pictures using her mobile phone. A short time later, a second woman walked into the property and asked if she could use the victim's toilet. While she was upstairs, the woman stole a large amount of jewellery, including weddings rings, a watch and expensive bracelets and rings which had a sentimental value to the victim. Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with the burglary on Werneth Road, Woodley (Image: GMP) The women then hugged the pensioner before leaving her house. Greater Manchester Police said the victim did not suffer from any injuries, but she has been left devastated by the burglary. An investigation is underway following the incident which took place on Monday, June 29, just after 1pm. No arrests have been made. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here GMP believe the same women may have been involved in other distraction burglaries in the area. Detectives have released CCTV images of two women they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. PC Steve Gotts, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “The women responsible for this distraction burglary targeted an elderly woman in her home, where she should feel safe and secure.
. This is despicable behaviour.
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“Unfortunately, this elderly woman was not the only person targeted that day. Our enquiries have led us to believe that the offenders knocked on other doors on Werneth Road and the surrounding streets. "At around 4.50pm on the same day, police received a report of an almost identical distraction burglary on Carlton Crescent, Portwood – a 10-minute drive from Werneth Road.
“I would like to use this opportunity to warn local residents to be alert and contact us if they believe they have also been targeted. "I would also like to appeal to anyone with information which may help us identify the women in the CCTV images or assist us with our investigation to get in touch with us as soon as possible." Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 9973 or email@example.com quoting 1211 of 29/06/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.