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Men claiming to be from Forestry Commission stole from elderly woman

Posted on 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after men claiming to be from the Forestry Commission stole from an elderly woman in Ashbourne.


On Thursday, April 10 between 2pm and 2.15pm a man wearing a peaked cap knocked on a window of a house on Sidesmill Lane, Norbury. He said he had come to check the trees.

He was described as white, between 30-40 years old and of a stocky build. He was wearing a black peaked cap with a silver capital ‘F’ on the front, a black jacket, black leather gloves, blue jeans and white trainers. He also had a grey beard.

He kept the woman talking outside on the garden. A second man then came onto the garden. He was described as white, between 30-40 years old, of a thin build and had a pale grey face. He was wearing a cap and a black jacket.

When the men left the women noticed that a number of items of jewellery, cash and some meat had been stolen.

Police are looking to trace a Silver Volkswagon Touran, registration number ST57 JYN.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Matlock CID using the non-emergency number 101.

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