'Despicable' tricksters sent to jail

May 08 2017

TWO men who claimed to be from ‘Age Concern’ in order to burgle elderly people’s homes were each jailed for six years.

TWO men who claimed to be from ‘Age Concern’ in order to burgle elderly people’s homes were each jailed for six years.

Miles Connors, 46, of Reading, and Thomas Reynolds, 32, of Slough, carried out three offences in Kingswood and Fishponds in July 2016.

A 75-year-old woman in Fishponds let them in, but they left empty-handed when she became suspicious. Similar incidents in Kingswood involved  a 92-year-old woman and an 80-year-old woman.

The judge issued the pair with Criminal Behaviour Orders, to come into effect on their release from prison, barring them from visiting South Gloucestershire and 'cold calling' door-to-door.

His Honour Judge Hart described the offences as "despicable, predatory, heartless and cowardly".