E-fit images have been released following two burglaries in Haringey earlier this year.

The first burglary happened at around 4.45pm on Monday, May 13 when an elderly couple, a man aged 80 and his 73-year-old wife, received a knock on the door of their home in Fairfax Road.

When they answered, a white man claiming to be from the gas board said he needed to enter their home to read the gas meter. He was wearing an ID badge which read ‘SAFE’.

Once inside, a second man gained access to the house through the front door that was left on the latch and made his way to the bedrooms where a quantity of jewellery was stolen.

The victim’s daughter then returned to the home and challenged the men who quickly fled the scene in a grey vehicle.

The following day at around 2pm, a white man had knocked on the door of a 70-year-old woman who lives on the same road, claiming to be from the water board.

He insisted the water had to be turned off urgently. Once inside, he distracted the victim by asking for assistance with running the taps.

Shortly afterwards, the victim’s 77-year-old husband returned home and disturbed the man and a second male suspect inside the address who then left.

A quantity of jewellery was stolen from the home.

Officers believe the cases are linked and have released three e-fits of men they want to trace in connection with the incidents.

Detective Constable Simon Phillips, from North Area CID, said: “The suspects in these burglaries appear to have deliberately targeted elderly victims for financial gain.

“As well as taking sentimental pieces of jewellery, these incidents have also left the victims feeling vulnerable in their own homes.

“We want to make sure these individuals do not target others in the same way and are urging anyone who may have information to come forward.”

Anyone who is able to identify the males from the e-fits or with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Area CID via 101 quoting 5417/13MAY19.