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Witness appeal following distraction burglaries in Queens Close

Alert message sent 29/03/2019 12:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following two distraction burglaries in Old Windsor.

The incidents, which are being linked, took place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday (26/3) at two properties on Queens Close.

Two offenders claimed to the victims, an 81-year-old woman and an 88-year-old woman, that they were calling from the water board and needed to check the water pressure. One of the offenders distracted the victims by asking them to fill saucepans with water while the second offender searched the properties.

Cash and jewellery was stolen from the first property and nothing was taken from the second property.

The first offender is described as a white man, around 20-years-old, approximately 6ft tall and of medium build with dark brown hair. He was clean shaven and spoke with an eastern European accent.

The second offender is described as a white man, around 50-years-old, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and of large build with grey hair. He spoke with a local accent.  

Officers would also like to trace a silver coloured car, similar to a Ford Focus, with a registration starting EK05 which was seen in the immediate area at the time of the incidents.   

Anyone with information should report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190092244. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crime Prevention
You can help to protect elderly or vulnerable family and friends by sharing the following advice:
• Don’t open the door if you are not sure who is calling.
• Check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are claiming to be from and use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory – don’t use any telephone numbers provided by the caller.
• Don’t let them in until you are satisfied they are who they claim to be.
• If you are suspicious call the police on 101.

You can find more information personal security advice on the Thames Valley Police website here:

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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

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