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Stroud Couple Fall Victim To Distraction Burglary
Police in Stroud are appealing for witnesses after an offender posed as a water board official to steal money from an elderly couple living in the town.
Between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday January 10 a man called at the address of the couple, who are in their 80s, in Bisley Old Road.
He told the occupants he was from the water board and dodged a request to see some identification before asking to come inside the property to check taps.
Once inside he distracted the couple sufficiently to allow an accomplice to enter the house via a rear door and steal £160 cash.
The offender then left the property.
He is described as white, between 40 and 50 years old, around 5ft 8ins tall with a 'chubby' build.
He had straight, dark brown hair, stubble on his face and he was wearing a dark blue one-piece overall in a dirty and rough condition.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Stroud police on 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 175 of January 12th.
: 15/01/2007 13:20:45
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