AN 84-YEAR-OLD woman had a diamond ring stolen by a female con artist who tricked her way into her home, police have said.
Between 12noon and 1.30pm last Tuesday a woman called at the pensioner’s house in Rosedale Close, Long Eaton, and spoke to her on the doorstep about vaccuum cleaner maintenance.
After she had gone, the victim realised the ring had disappeared from her bedroom.
Police believe that someone had sneaked into the house through the unlocked front door while she was distracted, and are now appealing for witnesses.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time should call police on 0345 123 33 33 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.