Burglar posing as security guard steals rings and cash from Orpington pensioner

News Shopper: Officer are investigating after the pensioner had rings and jewellery taken. Officer are investigating after the pensioner had rings and jewellery taken.

An 84-year-old woman from Orpington had cash and four gold rings stolen by a burglar who posed as a security guard while he ransacked her house.  

Police are investigating the incident in Fordwich Close which happened at around 4pm on Tuesday.

A white male in his 30s, about 5ft 6in tall with a slim build and short dark hair, reportedly got in through the victim’s bedroom window. 

Her daughter Deborah Nicholson Boulares, 58, who did not want her mother to be named, said the intruder was wearing a black top which had 'security' embroidered in red on the right breast.

The sheltered housing officer told News Shopper: “Before she could even say ‘what are you doing in my house?’ he said ‘don’t worry love, you’ve been burgled.

“He added ‘don’t worry, the police have got the 15-year-old lad’.

“He’s then got her to check the boxes on her dressing table to see if anything else is missing so she’s got all her jewellery out.

“Finally he asked her if she had any money.”  

After taking £25 from the grandmother-of-two’s purse and reportedly slinging it behind the sofa the burglar smoked a cigarette, stubbed it out in her ash tray and took off.

During the 25 minutes he spent in the widow’s home he also stole four gold rings worth around £2,000 which were gifts from her late husband, including one of 18-carat white gold.

Mrs Nicholson Boulares, who lives in Dover, said: “I want the git caught.

“He’s dangerous and clearly well versed in this sort of thing.

“This could have been a lot worse – god forbid I could have been mourning my mum.

“We are a very quiet family and this has hit us like a ton of bricks.

“Angry doesn’t even cover it.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information should contact Bromley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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4:44pm Sat 12 Jul 14

madras says...

Low. Life. Scum.
Low. Life. Scum. madras
  • Score: 8

8:08am Sun 13 Jul 14

flea_in_ear says...

If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone.
If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone. flea_in_ear
  • Score: -6

6:22pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Petras says...

flea_in_ear wrote:
If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone.
If you could read you wouldn't write such rubbish. What it very clearly says is the ladies daughter is a sheltered housing officer. Numskull
[quote][p][bold]flea_in_ear[/bold] wrote: If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone.[/p][/quote]If you could read you wouldn't write such rubbish. What it very clearly says is the ladies daughter is a sheltered housing officer. Numskull Petras
  • Score: 6

7:16pm Sun 13 Jul 14

flea_in_ear says...

Petras wrote:
flea_in_ear wrote:
If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone.
If you could read you wouldn't write such rubbish. What it very clearly says is the ladies daughter is a sheltered housing officer. Numskull
Thank you for your carefully considered and eloquent correction.

I fail to see what the daughter's occupation has to do with the matter. However, as she deals with people who are potentially vulnerble, CCTV would not be a bad idea in her relation to her mother.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to submit your post.
[quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flea_in_ear[/bold] wrote: If the sheltered housing officer is invovled, presumbly this lady lives in sheltered accommodation. CCTV? The people who complain about CCTV and their loss of privacy forget about the more vulnerable in society are incredibly selfish or lacking in any sort of imagination whatever. It doesn't take long for leeches to find out who the more vulnerable people are, who are living alone.[/p][/quote]If you could read you wouldn't write such rubbish. What it very clearly says is the ladies daughter is a sheltered housing officer. Numskull[/p][/quote]Thank you for your carefully considered and eloquent correction. I fail to see what the daughter's occupation has to do with the matter. However, as she deals with people who are potentially vulnerble, CCTV would not be a bad idea in her relation to her mother. Once again, thank you for taking the time to submit your post. flea_in_ear
  • Score: -6

10:44am Mon 14 Jul 14

the wall says...

Well someone had to tell you.
Well someone had to tell you. the wall
  • Score: 3

11:01am Mon 14 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

You got what ya moniker suggests ...a flea in ya ear 'ole boi.

I love Mondays don't you.

Anybody see or hear anything from the Saturday boi at all ?
You got what ya moniker suggests ...a flea in ya ear 'ole boi. I love Mondays don't you. Anybody see or hear anything from the Saturday boi at all ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -1
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