Barnet Police baffled by bizarre incident

Barnet Police have been left baffled by a bizarre incident that took place yesterday afternoon.

Police are appealing for information after two foreign women pushed their way into an elderly couple’s home, asked them to write a note, and then offered them £1.22 and a pink nightdress as compensation.

At 3.20pm yesterday the couple were entering their home in Friern Park when a woman, described as of large build and speaking in a foreign language, pushed her way into the house.

This woman was then joined by a second foreign woman who also entered the house.

The women herded the elderly couple into the kitchen and asked them to write a note to a person called Maria.

The women then proceeded to have a heated argument with each other in a foreign language.

The elderly couple told them to leave at which point the women offered them £1.22 and a pink nightdress as compensation.

The elderly victims tried to push them out of the house but when one of the women pushed back the elderly husband fell over.

He was lucky to escape uninjured.

The women then tried to leave the house but could not escape as one of them had previously put the front door chain on.

However, the elderly wife undid the chain and the women left the scene.

Nothing was stolen from the house and the elderly couple were shaken but uninjured.

The first woman was described as eastern European with a dark complexion and about 45-years-old.

She was of large build and wearing a dark skirt and top and carrying a large bag. She had makeup smudges under her eyes.

The second woman was also of eastern European appearance, slightly smaller and with a lighter complexion.

She is thought to have been between 40 and 45-years-old and was wearing a light brown coat with a belt.

Officer in the case Alex Dunmore said: "This was a very strange incident that has caused alarm and distress to an elderly couple.

“Thankfully no one was hurt and nothing was stolen, but we would like to trace the two women about this incident; not least to ensure that this does not happen again.

“If anyone was in the area and saw this couple or can shed any light on the matter Barnet Police would like to speak to them."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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1:09pm Fri 26 Oct 12

james smyth says...

I fail to see how police are baffled.it is a new way of distraction theft. This couple were followed by the purpetrators who then tried to confuse and distract the elderly couple. The note and the nightdress is just to confuse and distract.
I fail to see how police are baffled.it is a new way of distraction theft. This couple were followed by the purpetrators who then tried to confuse and distract the elderly couple. The note and the nightdress is just to confuse and distract. james smyth
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8:48pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Cadwallader says...

Visit from Papa Lazarou coming up.
Visit from Papa Lazarou coming up. Cadwallader
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10:50pm Sat 27 Oct 12

harvey_uk says...

Barnet Police are as about clued up as Scooby Doo at crime fighting. James was spot on, distraction burglary which didn't quite work out. The UK has to get out of the EU now, vote UKIP, control Eastern European (all EU) migration. UK jobs for UK citizens, otherwise watch our future generations suffer unemployment as someone wanted a cheap bit of building work done. After Dec 2013 the Bulgarians and Romanians will flood the UK uncontrolled, looking for jobs. Our NHS and benefits system cannot cope anymore with uncontrolled EU migrants coming to the UK and bleeding our system dry without putting in a penny in tax, whilst sending all their earned money back home.
Barnet Police are as about clued up as Scooby Doo at crime fighting. James was spot on, distraction burglary which didn't quite work out. The UK has to get out of the EU now, vote UKIP, control Eastern European (all EU) migration. UK jobs for UK citizens, otherwise watch our future generations suffer unemployment as someone wanted a cheap bit of building work done. After Dec 2013 the Bulgarians and Romanians will flood the UK uncontrolled, looking for jobs. Our NHS and benefits system cannot cope anymore with uncontrolled EU migrants coming to the UK and bleeding our system dry without putting in a penny in tax, whilst sending all their earned money back home. harvey_uk
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10:45am Sun 28 Oct 12

james smyth says...

The Romanians and Bulgarians are already here..........along with every other nationality.
Years ago I used to drive trucks from the UK to Europe,a friend asked me to help a local church group get some Aid to a Romanian Orphanage and Hospital.
I ended up driving out there nearly 20 times over a few years each time taking 26 tonnes of Aid,I also took my truck to war torn Bosnia & Croatia.
Now by what i see on the tv documentarys about the Romanians over here in huge houses claiming benefits hand over fist but working illegally and owning huge houses and flash cars back home,I feel it is our country that needs help.
The Romanians and Bulgarians are already here..........along with every other nationality. Years ago I used to drive trucks from the UK to Europe,a friend asked me to help a local church group get some Aid to a Romanian Orphanage and Hospital. I ended up driving out there nearly 20 times over a few years each time taking 26 tonnes of Aid,I also took my truck to war torn Bosnia & Croatia. Now by what i see on the tv documentarys about the Romanians over here in huge houses claiming benefits hand over fist but working illegally and owning huge houses and flash cars back home,I feel it is our country that needs help. james smyth
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5:45pm Tue 30 Oct 12

harvey_uk says...

Should have said although they are here and can walk into this country unchallenged, they can't legally work here yet until Dec 2013. Yes England needs help, the citizens needs to really wake up and see the long-term damage. If Cameron can 'allow' the Scottish to vote to be independent from England, why can't the people of the England and Wales be allowed to vote on membership to Europe? Its countries like China, India, Brazil, America we need to be building financial relations with, not Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, or subsiding the Greeks who pay little in tax to their own economy, or handing over power to Brussels to be bled dry of our hard paid taxes.
Should have said although they are here and can walk into this country unchallenged, they can't legally work here yet until Dec 2013. Yes England needs help, the citizens needs to really wake up and see the long-term damage. If Cameron can 'allow' the Scottish to vote to be independent from England, why can't the people of the England and Wales be allowed to vote on membership to Europe? Its countries like China, India, Brazil, America we need to be building financial relations with, not Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, or subsiding the Greeks who pay little in tax to their own economy, or handing over power to Brussels to be bled dry of our hard paid taxes. harvey_uk
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9:06am Wed 31 Oct 12

chris stevens says...

Sounds like an attack by amateur French and Saunders impersonators for an episode of Jeremy Beadle's 'Game for A Laugh'.
When is it airing?
Sounds like an attack by amateur French and Saunders impersonators for an episode of Jeremy Beadle's 'Game for A Laugh'. When is it airing? chris stevens
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9:56am Wed 31 Oct 12

james smyth says...

You will need to ask Rogered T that. It would certainly be more interesting than any of his other efforts!
You will need to ask Rogered T that. It would certainly be more interesting than any of his other efforts! james smyth
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2:44pm Wed 31 Oct 12

OhWiseOne says...

The Police *know* it was an attempted distraction burglary - The only thing that is strange is that nothing was taken. Barnet times your article is does not reflect the Police press release.
The Police *know* it was an attempted distraction burglary - The only thing that is strange is that nothing was taken. Barnet times your article is does not reflect the Police press release. OhWiseOne
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10:35pm Thu 1 Nov 12

harvey_uk says...

Chris Stevens is being sarcastic as he is a plastic policeman aka PCSO for his day job, just about as useless as his night job of stand up comedian. Rogered T 'Lucas' is a busy man nowadays preparing for his speech when he wins his academy award for best director, voted for and watched by all of 200 people in a borough of 356,400 odd!
Chris Stevens is being sarcastic as he is a plastic policeman aka PCSO for his day job, just about as useless as his night job of stand up comedian. Rogered T 'Lucas' is a busy man nowadays preparing for his speech when he wins his academy award for best director, voted for and watched by all of 200 people in a borough of 356,400 odd! harvey_uk
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