Essex

Man in his 90s has Essex home burgled twice in a week

A man in his 90s has had his Essex home burgled for the second time in a week.

His home in Grays was burgled on 17 September by four men, aged between 40 and 60, who pushed past him and stole a small amount of cash.

On Friday at about 21:00 BST, his home was entered by a man and a woman who confronted him in his living room before again stealing money.

Det Con Scott Kingsnorth described the crimes as callous and said the victim was distressed but unhurt.

'Most vulnerable'

"The man's welfare is of paramount concern to us, and officers are working closely with his family and with our partners in social services," he said.

"It is completely unacceptable for criminals to target some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, and Essex Police will be using all means at our disposal to identify those responsible for these heartless crimes and bring them to justice."

The suspects in the latest burglary are a man, aged between 21 and 40, who was wearing a blue coat and dark trousers and a woman aged between 40 and 60 who was wearing a hooded fleece with the hood up.

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