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Friday, 27 November 2020

Police ask for public’s help after 96-year-old woman falls victim to distraction burglary

If anyone has any information which could help police with their investigation please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 214 of 28 August 2020.

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Police would like to speak to them in connection with a report of a distraction burglary at a 96-year-old woman’s home in Hucknall.

It was reported that a man turned up claiming to work for a water company and said he needed to check her water.

He entered the property and went upstairs saying he was going to check on the water in the bathroom. It’s believed he then left the property empty-handed.

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It happened at about 10.45am on 28 August 2020.

One of the men is said to have been white, aged in his 30s and has dark hair. He wore a white face mask and a yellow high-visibility vest.

Detective Constable Anthony Hewitt, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While we don’t believe anything was stolen we would like to identify the two men pictured who we believe could help us with our investigation. If you know who they are we’d like to hear from you.

“Some criminals often prey on our most vulnerable residents, tricking their way into homes by making up stories, by pretending to work for an official company or asking for help to try to gain entry.

“We want to remind people to be on their guard, especially if someone you’re not expecting – a man, woman or even a child – knocks on your door.

“Don’t allow anyone without valid identification access to your home and, if you’re unsure, don’t let them in. Keep the chain on the door while talking to them and check with the company that the person is purporting to be from. Our advice is always to say no to cold-callers and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately.”

If anyone has any information which could help police with their investigation please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 214 of 28 August 2020.