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Appeal for witnesses following distraction burglary – Oxford

Alert message sent 04/11/2016 08:45:00

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Appeal for witnesses following distraction burglary – Oxford
Press Release - Thursday 03 November 2016

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Lincoln Road, Oxford.

At around 2pm on Friday 28 October, the victim, a 91-year-old woman opened the door to a man who said he had caused a plumbing leak and needed to check her taps.

The offender told the victim to check the downstairs taps whilst he went upstairs. The offender asked the victim to change two ten pound notes for a 20 pound note before the victim asked him to leave.

No items were stolen.

The offender is a white man, between 55 and 60-years-old, with short, shaved grey hair, around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wering a navy blue suit jacket.

Investigating PC Leanne Moody of Local CID based at St Aldates police station said: “The victim has been left shaken by the incident. If you have any information or recognise the description of the offender please contact me via the non-emergency number on 101.  

“If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal information is taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

To find out more about how to protect yourself from unexpected callers please visit our website.
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Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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