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Entangled in a conversation at the door: False craftsmen break into the apartment of the elderly woman

2021-04-13T13:11:27.522Z

In the Hasenbuck district of Nuremberg, alleged craftsmen robbed a 93-year-old woman. The fraudsters are said to have stolen several thousand euros in cash.



In the Hasenbuck district of Nuremberg, alleged craftsmen robbed a 93-year-old woman.

The fraudsters are said to have stolen several thousand euros in cash.

Nuremberg - In the Nuremberg * district of Hasenbuck, two unknown men robbed a 93-year-old woman on Monday afternoon (April 12).

The alleged fraudsters pretended to be craftsmen and gained access to the apartment under the pretext of having to check for water damage.  

Alleged craftsmen break into the apartment of a senior citizen in Nuremberg: several thousand euros are missing 

The two strangers rang the doorbell of the senior citizen on Speckbacherstrasse at around 3 p.m. and, according to a press release from the Central Franconian police headquarters *, pretended to be craftsmen.

They told the woman that there was supposedly water damage in the apartment above her and that they now had to check whether it was dripping from her ceiling. 

The lady was able to rule this out quickly, but was involved in a conversation by one of the hitherto unknown perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the second perpetrator was probably able to tamper with the lady's valuables.

After both men had left their apartment, the 93-year-old woman found that several thousand euros were missing in cash. 

Nuremberg elderly woman stolen from her own apartment: the police are looking for clues about the perpetrators

The Nuremberg criminal police are now investigating the case and asking for clues from the neighborhood.

Anyone who has observed something during the period mentioned (Monday, April 12th around 3 p.m.) or can provide information about the unknown can contact the Central Franconian Criminal Police Service on 0911 / 2112-3333.

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