The GNR are investigating the theft and attempted theft from two elderly women, one in Sintra and the other in Mafra, which maybe related.
On 16th November a woman aged over 70 years in Sintra opened her door to a stranger. She was then locked in a room whilst the culprit fled with her mobile phone.
The day before an elderly in Mafra (20 kms away) was approached by a person stating that her bank notes were out of date. Feeling something suspicious she called the GNR and the person fled empty handed.
This is one of many scams that criminals adopt in targeting elderly people in their homes. Neighbours should be on the look out for strangers approaching the elderly in their homes and should report such suspicions to the police accordingly.