Distraction burglary

Between 12:25 and 13:25 on Friday 16th of September, there was a distraction burglary to a property in Dukes Road. A householder answered the door to a man dressed in orange overalls.

He claimed to be working close by and had seen a problem with the roof. He took the householder out and showed them the roof, he then came back into the property to talk to the husband. Both times the front door was left insecure. They agreed to have the work done and paid him about 15 minutes later when he said it was complete.

Another male then appeared with a bucket full of leaves claiming this had come from the gutters. After paying them cash the householders then realised that money was missing from the house.

CSU Advice: Please take care not to be duped by scurrilous individuals. See our Distraction Burglary page for useful advice.

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