Pair posed as kitten buyers to rob elderly couple

, Last Updated: 5:41 PM ET

TORONTO -- The hunt is on for two thieves who posed as prospective kitten buyers to gain access to the home of a wheelchair-bound woman and her elderly husband.

The senior citizens were just trying to find homes for a new litter when they invited a younger man and woman into their home in Whitby, just east of Toronto, around 6 p.m. last Monday, police said Saturday.

"The (crooks) were responding to an advertisement the victims posted about the sale of kittens," police said.

"Once inside the house, the female...asked to use the washroom," police said. "While out of sight, she stole numerous personal belongings, including jewelry, cash and a purse."

Police are trying to track down the younger couple and are appealing for help from the public in identifying the wanted pair.

The woman is described as white, mid-30s, with dark hair tied up in a bun and she wore a white tank top, dark dress pants and beige high-heel shoes.

She also had letters tattooed on her left forearm, police said.

The man is also white, with a black, scruffy beard, and he had numerous tattoos.


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