Distraction Burglary

Alert message sent 19/12/2018 14:55:00

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Good afternoon, This is a Lincs Alert message from PCSO Jane Gardner from Holbeach Neighbourhood policing team. We have had a report this morning of a distraction burglary in Holbeach. Two white males attended a property and offered to do work on the victims roof. They quoted £375. The victim went inside the property to get them some cash. The males followed the victim into the home. One followed the victim to where he kept his money. Whilst outside speaking to them, he noticed one male walk off. When the victim went back inside his property he discovered a large sum of money had been taken and also bank cards. The only description we have so far is that they wore woollen hats and had ‘Roof Line’ written on their tops. They were aged 20-30 and had ‘foreign accents’ stated the victim. Please, please do not allow cold callers to enter your property or agree for them to do work for you. Reputable tradespeople do not need to go door to door looking for work. Always get recommendations from a friend or relative. Ask for a written quote and never pay up until the job is completed to your satisfaction. You may feel that this message does not apply to you as you don’t live in or near Holbeach but these distraction burglars operate nationwide.

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Jane Gardner (Support, PCSO NC22 Holbeach Town & Rural, Holbeach Station)

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