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Witness appeal for a distraction burglary in Aston Clinton

Alert message sent 03/08/2019 16:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Around 4pm on Tuesday (30/7) suspect has knocked on the door of a property on Milton Road portraying being sent to fix a fence. Suspect has been insistent on viewing the fence. Victim has led suspect through the house to the rear garden, meanwhile unknown other suspects have entered house and amount of cash was stolen.

Description of the main suspect: white male, 5ft 5, 35yrs old, medium build, stubble on face. Wearing light coloured top, dark jeans and dark trainers.  No descriptions of the other suspects.
There have been other reports of similar distraction burglaries in the Luton area around the same time between 3 and 5pm.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times of the incident or has information can contact police on 101, quoting reference ‘43190233790’ or make a report online.

You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim as follows:

- Before you answer, stop and think if you are expecting anyone. 
- Check that you have locked the back door and taken the key out. 
- Look through a spy hole or window to see who it is. 
- You can choose not to open the door.
- Even if they have a pre-arranged appointment, take time to check their identity card carefully. Close the door while you do this. 
- If you are still unsure, look up the phone number and ring to verify their identity. 
- Never call the number on the identity card, or a number that has been given to you, as these may be fake and you may be speaking to another fraudster.

Message sent by
Hayley Bateman (Police, PCSO, Aylesbury Vale)

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