North East Wales

Thieves pretend to be police in Llay to target couple

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Thieves stole a "substantial quantity of cash" from an elderly couple's home by pretending to be police officers.

The two thieves said they needed to turn the water stop-cock off because of damage from Storm Ophelia around 19:45 BST on 16 October.

After they left, the couple, who live in Llay, Wrexham, noticed money missing and their closet had been searched.

Det Insp Mark Hughes described it as a "particularly mean crime against an elderly couple in their own home".

North Wales Police is searching for the two men and has warned residents to "be aware of cold callers".

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