Elderly woman robbed in Luton

Police are investigating after an elderly woman was robbed by masked men in Luton.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 3:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 3:51 pm

Three men knocked on the door of a property in Wellington Street at around 5pm yesterday (Monday, February 3).

The men claimed to be from the water board before pushing past the elderly victim to gain access to the property, they then threatened the victim and forced her to hand over money to them.

One of the offenders was described as an Asian male wearing gloves with red patches, and the other two men were masked.

Crime

PC Leila Sadri-Hall, investigating, said: “This was a particularly nasty robbery that has left the elderly victim distressed.

“I urge anyone to come forward who witnessed the incident, or saw three men in the area acting suspiciously, or anyone with any information to please get in contact.”

Anyone with information can visit the force's website call 101, quoting reference 40/7107/20.