Police investigate quick fire burglaries in Sutton and Wallington
Police are investigating two burglaries in quick succession on Monday.
Both involved a smartly dressed man knocking at the front door and claiming to be carrying out work on a neighbouring property.
In Forest Road, Sutton, between 230 and 250 pm, the caller told an 85-year-old male resident that he was working next door for a company called Cavendish and needed to replace the back garden fencing and he needed to have a look in their back garden.
Whilst distracted, £30 in cash was taken from the property.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged 27-35, 6ft tall and of stocky build.
He was wearing a light blue cardigan and smart trousers. He had short light brown hair.
In Foresters Drive, Wallington, between 2.45 and 3pm, the caller told the 89-year-old male resident that he needed to talk about work he was doing next door.
The victim told police he felt he was being positioned with his back to the front door, which had been left ajar.
After the suspect had left, the resident noticed that £20 cash, his brown leather wallet and gold wedding ring were missing.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged 35-38, 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was wearing smart black clothes and had a London accent.