Published Sunday, 15 July 2012
Colinview Street in west Belfast, where the pensioner was targeted. (© UTV)
A man called at their house in Donard Street in the east of the city on Friday claiming to be checking pipes following a water leak in the street.
He looked at the pipes under the sink and left a short time later.
The man returned with two others on Saturday morning at around 11am. One of the men went to the kitchen and the other into the living room.
When the men left the couple, who are both in their 90s, discovered money had been stolen.
The victims were not injured during the robbery. The men are described as being in their 20s or 30s and wearing jeans and dark coats.
Meanwhile in west Belfast, two men have stolen money from a woman in her 70s.
Two men claiming to be from the water board called at the victim's Colinview Street house at around 2pm on Saturday.
The elderly woman showed the men in and one of them went upstairs.
When the pair had left, the pensioner discovered some of the rooms had been ransacked and cash stolen.
She was not injured during the robbery, and police have appealed for anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact them.