Burglars posing as police target elderly woman's Mayford home
By mattcollison | Thursday, October 25, 2012, 14:31
AN ELDERLY woman was left shaken after burglars posing as policemen forced their way into her Woking home.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after the burglary on October 23.
Three men forced open the front door of the 81-year-old's home in Maybourne Rise, Mayford, between 5.45pm and 6.15pm on Tuesday (October 23) and stole about £100 cash and several bank cards.
She heard a knock on the door before the trio pushed their way into her home with their faces covered.
They told the victim they were police officers and went upstairs to search her bedroom.
They stole her purse containing the cash and bank cards before leaving the area in a vehicle which is believed to be a black BMW.
Detective Constable David Bloomfield, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a concerning incident where a group of desperate and cowardly individuals have forced their way into the elderly victim's home.
"Fortunately the men did not harm the victim in any way during the burglary but she has understandably been left very shaken by what must have been a terrifying experience."
Police described the suspects as white men in their thirties, slim build, wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.
"I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in or around Maybourne Rise on Tuesday evening.
"I am also very keen to trace the black BMW we believe the men were driving and I would like to speak to anyone who saw where the vehicle went after the burglary as a matter of urgency."
Anyone who witnessed the burglary or with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference WK/12/6445, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111