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Appeal after cash is stolen during distraction burglary in Little Chequers, Wye

A warning has been issued by police after an elderly victim had cash stolen during a distraction burglary.

The incident, which took place in Little Chequers, Wye, saw a man knock on the door of a pensioner's home and claim he was there to check the water supply.

The home owner was asked to step outside to discuss where pipes would be fitted in the garden, and ended up speaking to the man for around 30 minutes before he left.

Police are appealing for information. Stock picture
Police are appealing for information. Stock picture

But when she went back inside she noticed money had been taken and believes a second person could have entered the house whilst she was outside.

Kent Police is now investigating and hoping to identify the bogus caller.

Detectives are asking witnesses or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

They also want to warn residents to be vigilant, look out for neighbours and be aware of thieves who use distraction techniques to carry out crime.

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/124005/19.

Likewise, suspicious activity should be reported to the police immediately either via 101 or by calling Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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