Police hunt Belsize Park burglar

This is the man police want to speak to in connection with a callous crime against a pensioner in Belsize Park. The suspect tried to con his way into the flat of a 77-year-old woman on Glenmore Road. The victim a retired artist, who is hard of hearing an

This is the man police want to speak to in connection with a callous crime against a pensioner in Belsize Park.

The suspect tried to con his way into the flat of a 77-year-old woman on Glenmore Road. The victim a retired artist, who is hard of hearing and suffers from mobility problems, was targeted her as she returned home.

He rang the door bell and asked for a jug of water from his car. The victim refused to allow him to enter but when she returned to the front door with the water he barged past her, began searching through her flat and stole some personal property.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 50 and 55-years old and about 5ft10ins.

Det Con Annette Corry, from Camden's Burglary Squad, said: "We appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or anyone who recognises the artist's impression of the suspect to contact us. We will treat all information received in confidence."

Anyone with information can call Camden police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.