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Distraction burglary – Witney

Police are warning residents to be on their guard after an aggravated distraction burglary took place in Witney last week

On Thursday (28/06) at around 7.30pm, three men called at the home of a woman in her 80s in Queen Emma's Dyke, Witney.

While one man engaged her in conversation, the other two pushed past her and started to search the other house. They stole £500 in cash and a bank book.

PC Claire Sadler from Witney Police said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Queen Emma's Dyke area on Thursday evening and may have seen something suspicious. Did these men call at your home?

“We would also like to take this opportunity to repeat our advice for our older residents in dealing with unexpected callers at your home.

“Always chain your door before opening it and never let anyone into your home unless you are absolutely certain you know who they are. Check anyone's ID and you can even call 999 if you are worried about who might be at your door.”

Anyone with information can contact PC Sadler via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don't want to speak to police and don't want to leave your name, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 05/07/2007 16:32:19

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