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Elderly couple robbed by fake kitten buyers

07/14/2014 11:41 EDT | Updated 09/13/2014 05:59 EDT
An elderly couple north of Whitby was robbed after letting a couple into their home to buy kittens.

Two suspects entered the house in the Coronation Road and Columbus Road West area at around 6 p.m. Monday July 7 under the presence of inquiring about an advertisement the victims had posted about selling kittens.

Once inside the house, the woman asked to use the washroom and then went to steal jewelry cash, a purse and other personal belongings.

Doris and Bill Lane have lived in the home for more than 42 years are shocked when they discovered they’d been robbed of cash and jewellery at the amount of about $6,000 — including a necklace she was given for her 15th wedding anniversary and watching he received for more than 25 years of service at his job.  

“How could you do it?” Doris Lane said. “How could you see a lady in a wheelchair, an old couple, and come in and raid them?”

The female suspect is described white, mid 30s, with dark hair in a bun and wearing a white tank top, dark dress pants, and beige high-heel shoes and had a tattoo of a letter on her left forearm.    

The male suspect is described as white, with a black, scruffy beard and numerous tattoos.    

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