Officers appeal for help to find two men after cash stolen from elderly woman

Police investigating a distraction burglary in Newcastle are asking for help to trace two men.

Officers say at around 7.40pm on Saturday (4 May) a young man approached a property on Newcastle Road in Madeley and asked the elderly woman who lived there to help him find his lost puppy.

After helping him search the garden, the woman went back into the house and saw a second man coming down her stairs.

A quantity of cash was taken from the woman's purse and the drawers in the upstairs bedrooms had been searched. 

Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 669 of 4 May.

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