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Police urge residents to be alert to bogus callers after cash is taken in distraction burglary in Lydd

Contributed by editor on May 16, 2018 - 01:00 PM


Kent Police officers are reminding residents to be alert to bogus callers following a distraction burglary in Lydd.


Between 8.30pm and 9pm on Monday 7 May cash was stolen from a house in The Green.

Detective Sergeant Ben Howard said: ‘A man described as white, in his 30s and wearing a cap, called at the property and claimed he was from the water board. He had two other people with him and they entered the house.

‘Once inside a search was carried out and then the suspects left. The victim in his 60s reported cash stolen.

‘We are making enquiries into this report, and ask anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/024394/18.

‘Remember, if someone comes to your door, whether or not you were expecting them, do not be afraid to ask them for identification and check they are genuine first before letting them inside your home.

‘If in doubt ask them to leave and come back when a family member or friend can be with you.’

For further advice on bogus callers and distraction burglaries, visit https://www.kent.police.uk/advice/bogus-callers-and-rogue-traders/

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