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Two women in court over Sneinton distraction burglary

Two women have appeared in court charged over a reported distraction burglary.

It’s alleged two suspects entered the 79-year-old’s Sneinton home uninvited, on 11 December 2023, before his wallet containing his bank cards was stolen.

His cards were subsequently used to make withdrawals and contactless payments.

Following inquiries, including checking CCTV footage, police arrested two women in connection with the incident.

A 40-year-old woman from Old Basford, has been charged with burglary and four counts of fraud by false representation.

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A 47-year-old woman from Old Basford, has been charged with burglary, four counts of fraud by false representation, and two counts of possession of a Class A drug, namely heroin and cocaine.

Both appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 23 December 2023 and were remanded in custody. They are next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 22 January 2024.

Detective Sergeant Rob Palethorpe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Distraction burglars prey on people who may be off guard or confused, and then use the element of surprise to their advantage.

“They can be very deceptive and convincing and will also prey on a person’s goodwill and trusting nature.

“We don’t want anyone to fall victim to this sort of crime. To protect yourself, it’s important to be vigilant and cautious.

“Remember you do not have to open the door to anyone who you are not expecting to call at your door. Legitimate callers should make appointments to visit and will have no issues with providing proof of their identity.

“If you’re not sure, don’t open the door. If you see somebody acting suspiciously report it to the police immediately by calling 101 or, in an emergency, call 999.”

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