A WOMAN was attacked by two youths posing as Amazon delivery drivers during a violent break-in The woman, living in Ghyllgrove Close, Basildon, was “pushed and pulled” around her home during the incident.

The crooks posed as Amazon workers at her front door before snatching cash and jewellery from the woman, believed to be in her 60s, at her home.

Her angry son took to Facebook to post about the incident and said the youths had “pushed her in, stole her necklace and earrings and dragged her upstairs.”

He also warned they searched through her bedroom and stole the items. He is now urging anyone with information to come forward.

Andrew Baggott, Tory leader of Basildon Council branded the conmen as “scum”.

He said: “This sort of behaviour must not be accepted and these scumbags must be caught and have the book thrown at them.

“These sort of people will use any means to con others like this. It is frightening, especially for anyone around this age and anyone who is vulnerable.

“Of course my thoughts are with this woman at this time and the message to the public is just to be vigilant and aware of what’s going on.”

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The council boss said people must always be aware and vigilant of their surroundings. He has also joined calls from the family and police for any witnesses to come forward as soon as possible.

He added: “People only get away with these things and crimes when witnesses and those with information do not come forward.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We are investigating after a woman was robbed in her own home in Basildon. We received a report at 7.10pm on January 11 that two people claiming to be from a delivery company entered an address in Ghyllgrove Close.

“A woman inside was threatened and jewellery and cash was taken. If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.

uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

“Please quote the crime reference number 42/9094/22. You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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