Police hunt distraction burglars after man, 65, has �200 stolen from Fenland home

A 65-YEAR-old man had �200 stolen after distraction burglars claiming to offer gardening services conned their way into his Fenland home.

Two men knocked on the door of his house in Laurel Drive, Thorney, on Wednesday (March 16). One asked to use the toilet and the victim let him in.

Both men then left but the victim later found that �200 in cash had been stolen from the home.

One of the men is described as white, about 40, slim and about six foot. He had short, dark hair, a thin face, was clean-shaven and spoke with a local accent. He wore a long, dark overcoat and dark trousers.

The second man was white with a tanned complexion, about 40 with short, dark hair.


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Detective Constable John Harlock, investigating, said: “These offenders may well have tried to target other homes in the area using a similar technique and I would urge any other victims to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Harlock on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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