Conman steals medals from WWII veteran on D-Day anniversary

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Conman steals medals from WWII veteran on D-Day anniversary
9th June 2014

A 92-year-old war veteran had his military medals stolen on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings by a conman in Barnet.

The pensioner, who served in the Grenadier Guards, was at his home at about 9.25am on Friday in the Whetstone area when a man claiming to be from a water company knocked on the door.

The conman was invited into the house and appeared to look at the taps in the kitchen before leaving a short time later. 

It wasn’t until the evening the victim noticed his bedroom had been rummaged through and 11 war and service medals had been stolen. 

He was awarded the honours during the Second World War after serving mainly in Italy and North Africa.

The man who gained entry to the house is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 10inches tall and of stocky build - he spoke with an Irish accent.

He wore grey clothing described as the sort an engineer would wear.

Call 101 or 0800 555 111 with information. 

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