Suspects sought after ashes stolen in Greenwich burglary

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in identifying two men after the ashes of an elderly woman’s husband were stolen in a burglary in Greenwich.

On Friday, 14 September at about 14:00hrs, a man knocked at the front door of an address in Annandale Road, SE10 and said he was a private plumber and claimed he needed to check a leak coming from the property.

The victim, an 83-year-old woman, allowed the man to investigate the leak. He spent a short time in the property, including the kitchen and rear bedroom, and then left the address.

After he had gone, the victim discovered that numerous items had been stolen including three gold chains, a wedding ring, a silver band with a blue sapphire stone, £50 in cash, a bank card, Marks and Spencers vouchers and Debenhams vouchers.

A heart-shaped silver locket and a heart-shaped box, that both contained her husband’s ashes, were also missing.
It is suspected that another man entered the property while the victim was distracted.

Two images are being released of men police would like to speak to as part of the investigation into the burglary.

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