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Women jailed for 'honey trapping' man, luring him to 'first date' and robbing from his home

Police described the pair as heartless.
Nov 14th 2015, 6:15 AM 29,079 24

TWO WOMEN IN their mid-20s have been jailed in England for luring a man on a ‘first date’ and then robbing from his home.

Sarah Ireland, 26, and Amy Moffatt, 25, were sentenced to two years in prison for burglary at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty.

Just before 8pm on 12 May, the pair were at a petrol station when they spotted a potential victim – a male in his 40s. He was at a pump beside where they were filling their car.

The younger of the two women, Moffat, spoke to him, eventually encouraging him to give her his telephone number. During this time, Ireland stayed in the vehicle.

Shortly after leaving the filling station, Moffatt sent the man a text message with a suggestion to meet later that evening. A venue was agreed upon and confirmed.

At 9pm, they met at the designated spot and walked to a nearby pub. During the journey, the victim told Moffatt where he lived. She quickly relayed this information back to Ireland who had, in the meantime, connected with a male associate.

Ireland and the man made their way to the address and forced the front door open. Within the property they found a teenage boy. They told him they were searching for someone.

Ireland continued to talk to the teenager while the male suspect searched the upstairs rooms, stealing personal belongings and jewellery. They both left the house and the boy called his mother who returned home and phoned the police.

She also notified her male tenant – the man who was at the pub with Moffatt. He also went home immediately, telling police he was already uncertain about the woman he met that night.

He told police he “had a hunch” about her behaviour and the events at the house.

During detailed investigations, CCTV evidence from the petrol station identified the women’s vehicle which, in turn, led to their locations and arrests in late May.

However, police are yet to track down the male suspect.

“Both women played on the vulnerability of a boy in his own home and the trust of a man who thought Moffatt was a genuine love interest,” Detective Constable Okiki Okunola said after court.

“The speed both women worked to that evening clearly demonstrates how calculated and heartless they were.”

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