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Witness appeal following distraction burglary - Buckingham

Alert message sent 04/04/2017 18:33:00

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Witness appeal following distraction burglary - Buckingham

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Buckingham.
 
Between around 4pm – 4.45pm on Monday 20 March, an elderly victim, was at her home in Gorrell Close when two men knocked on her front door.

They said there was flooding up the road and they needed to come in to the house.
Once inside, they conducted a search of the upstairs and removed a quantity of cash.

Both offenders are white, in their mid-twenties and were wearing light coloured clothing.

Investigating officer DC Gemma Robinson, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “These men have targeted a vulnerable member of the community and we are appealing for anyone with information that could help our investigation to come forward.

“Distraction burglaries are thankfully rare in our area, and residents can take simple steps to ensure they don’t become a victim. These might include having a viewing eyelet or fixing a door chain to your door. You should also always check the ID of any corporate visitor; all companies will accept a call to their offices to confirm their employee is scheduled to visit you. If you ever have any concerns, you are under no obligation to open your door.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170081680', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.
 
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Diane Brown (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Aylesbury Vale LPA)

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