Appeal after cash is stolen from 82-year-old in Staveley distraction burglary

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Police are appealing for information after cash was taken from an 82-year-old man in a distraction burglary in Staveley.

The victim was at home on Devonshire Close on Saturday when a man knocked on his door between 12.30pm and 12.45pm. The man said he was from the council and had come to speak to the homeowner about fitting a new safe.

After the victim showed him where he wanted the safe, the offender then stole a container with a large amount of money from the house and then left the property.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.