9:51am Tuesday 1st May 2012
Police are hunting two men who gained entry to a pensioners home after telling her they were policemen.
The men knocked at the 81-year-old victim's door in Effingham Road, Croydon, at about 7pm on April 3, showing her what she believed to be police ID.
They told the victim they had stopped two suspects nearby and wanted to check nobody had broken into her home and stolen anything.
She let them into her home and they looked around the property before leaving, although they did not take any property.
The first suspect is described as a white man in his forties. He was as wearing a black top and trousers, with short, light hair.
The second man is also a white man, about 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket and trousers.
Detective Constable Mia Strbac said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time.
"We would also like to hear from anyone who may have had something similar happen to them as well - it may have been that you did not let the persons into your home, but it is important that you contact police as you may be able to help us with our enquiries."
Anyone with information should contact Croydon police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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