Thames Valley Police – Community Messaging – West berks – F1124

Police would like to update you with information about a recent attempted distraction burglary; This is a warning for NHW and community members about an attempted distraction burglary. Around 12.40 hours on Monday 21st November two males knocked on the door of an elderly female in Highfield Court, Burghfield Common and stated that they were doing work two doors down and needed to gain entry to turn the water pressure down. They were insistent that they needed to enter as they did not want any flooding.

Fortunately the female asked to see ID and was shown a card which was not handed over. Again the female refused to let the males

in and they left after she told them she would fetch someone. Both males are described as white, around 30 -35 years of age.

The first male had a tanned complexion, fairly tall with a large or stocky build. He had dark short hair, a square face and was clean sha. He was wearing dark clothing and an anorak style waterproof jacket.

The second male was of a smaller build and shorter than the first with dark hair and wearing clothing similar to the first male.

Please can we ask you to remind any vulnerable residents in your road not to open the door to unexpected cold callers and always asked to see ID and check it carefully. If they are still unsure as was the victim above DO NOT LET THEM IN!

If you have any information about this incident please contact the Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote URN 622 of 21/11/11.

If you are suspicious that a cold caller may be intent on burglary or they become threatening dial 999 and ask for the Police.Message EndsMessage Ends

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