House con warning

PUBLISHED: 15:56 09 November 2007 | UPDATED: 23:08 28 May 2010

A DISABLED and blind man was the target of a distraction burglary in Whittlesey. The offender – a man claiming to be from the council – told the resident in Coronation Avenue that he needed to check his window seals. Once inside the property the thief

A DISABLED and blind man was the target of a distraction burglary in Whittlesey.

The offender - a man claiming to be from 'the council' - told the resident in Coronation Avenue that he needed to check his window seals.

Once inside the property the thief went upstairs.

During this time the victim made a phone call to a relative explaining that he did not know why the man was in his house.

Soon afterwards he heard the front door close.

The victim searched upstairs but has not yet been able to establish if anything was taken.

The thief, aged between 35 and 40, spoke with a London accent.

A white man with short dark hair and about 6ft tall was seen in the area at the time.

He wore a brown body warmer and a green long-sleeved jumper. He walked from Bellmans Road towards Eastrea Road, the A605, at about 10.40am.

He was later seen walking in the area of Coronation Avenue and back towards the A605 where he turned left when he reached the end of the road.

Pc Laura Hards, who is investigating said: "If you are approached by anyone stating a reason to come into your house, please check him out - make a phone call or if you are able to, check his ID.

"If they are genuine, they won't mind waiting.

"I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Coronation Avenue on Monday. Did you see a man answering this description?"

CONTACT: Pc Hards at March Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111


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