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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 November 2006, 20:57 GMT
90-year-old woman robbed in home
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A pensioner has been robbed by a woman who tricked her way into her north Belfast home.

The thief claimed she was from a local chemist's and was doing a home visit to get into the 90-year-old woman's house in Huss Street at about 1300 GMT.

She distracted the woman before leaving with her pension book and cash.

The pensioner was not injured but was left shocked by the incident. The thief was in her 40s, about 5ft 3ins tall, with short blond hair.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the woman or has any information about her to contact them.

They have also warned people, especially the elderly or vulnerable, to be cautious about people who call at their homes.

A spokeswoman said the message to householders was: "If in doubt, keep them out."

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