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Witness Appeal Distraction Burglary London Road Thatcham near Texaco garage

Alert message sent 14/09/2017 11:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

This is an allegation of distraction burglary. It has been committed against an elderly gentleman with limited mobility.

 

At approximately 1700hrs on 12th September, a male knocked on the victims door and said there is a problem with the water and his stopcock will need to be turn off. The victim said he cannot physically do that and the offender said he has a friend that can help. The offender called a second male who entered the address and the first male went with the victim and sat in the kitchen. The second male went under the stairs and it appears at some point the second male snuck upstairs and made a brief search. Both males soon left the address. The victim later noticed that around £120 was missing from two envelopes in a drawer in the bedroom. 

 

Description of the offenders:

 

Male, white, 6ft, in his 40s, slight build, local accent, wearing a black baseball cap and black jacket. Also has a cleft lip. 

 

Male, white, in his 50’s, Stocky build, faint Irish accent, short grey hair.

 

If anyone has information about this incident please contact the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 (Ref 43170271478)

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Claire Williams (Police, Co-ordinator, West Berkshire)

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