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Elderly man targeted by distraction burglary near Spalding

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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Yesterday afternoon an elderly male near Spalding was victim to a distraction burglary.

At 15.49 there was a knock at the back door of the property in Gedney near Spalding.

The offender said he was a property developer then took the male occupant outside to look at missing roof tiles which needed replacing and mentioned fixing the garage roof.

When the occupier returned inside his home he noticed his coat pockets had been searched and furniture drawers had been opened in the living area.

A grey/silver coloured Mondeo type vehicle was seen.

The offender is described as a white male, 35 years old, with short brown hair, 5'9" to 6' tall, of stocky build and clean shaven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number quoting incident number 269 of Wednesday December 4 2013.

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