Distraction burglars posed as gardenders before taking keys and cash

Police file pic
Police file pic

A woman had a bag containing cash and her car keys stolen by distraction burglars who posed as gardeners on Saturday (June 11).

The victim was approached in her garden at around 9.45am by two men who offered to cut the hedge in her garden.

When she declined they asked for a jug of water for their van which was parked across the road. However she returned to discover the men had left and her bag containing cash and car keys had been taken.

Detective Constable Emma King said: “The offenders have taken advantage of the vulnerability of the victim in this incident and I am keen to speak to anyone who can help in finding those responsible. If anyone noticed any suspicious activity or who saw a white van in the area please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con King on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.