Fake househunters take £500 ring from Darlington home

A man and woman posing as potential housebuyers stole a diamond and ruby ring while being shown round a home.

Police said the couple made an appointment to view the property in Darlington under the name of "Mrs Bent".

It is believed the man stole the £500 ring when the householder, a woman in her 60s, let him go upstairs alone.

He was in his 40s and had a gold earring and the woman had dark, shoulder-length hair with a red streak.

Durham Police said they spoke with a southern accent.

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