Distraction Burglary In Cheltenham

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Distraction Burglary In Cheltenham

Police are appealing for information after a distraction burglary in Cheltenham.

The incident happened at around 10.45am on Saturday 3 March 2007 in the Hester's Way area of Cheltenham.

A man, claiming to be from a building company, called at the house of an elderly woman and asked to test the taps.

He then stole the purse from the victim's handbag.

The offender is described as a white man with a slim build, aged in his early to mid thirties, around 5ft 6inches tall, with brown hair and a moustache. He was wearing a dark coloured cap, grey jogging bottoms and a black waterproof style jacket.

Police would remind people to be extra vigilant when answering the door, if the caller is not known to you then insist on photographic ID and if you are still not happy tell them to call and make an appointment.

If anyone has any information they should call police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 201 of 3 March or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Posted : 06/03/2007 22:31:49

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