Friday 27 April 2018

Police investigate distraction burglary targeting pensioner

(Stock picture)
(Stock picture)

Police in north Down are investigating a distraction burglary and an attempted distraction burglary.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said the burglary happened between 10.30am and 11am on Friday, September 15.

"A male had entered the home of an elderly resident in Dullisk Way, Comber, under false pretences, claiming he was working for the Water Board," he said.

"After he had left the elderly resident discovered that a sum of cash was missing from a bedroom."

He is described as being approximately 5’10” tall, approximately 30-40 years old with dirty fair hair. He was wearing a blue/grey coloured jumper and grey trousers.

In a separate incident a man claiming to be working for NI Water, called at the door of an elderly resident in Moat Street, Donaghadee. The resident refused the male access to the property and he left.

He is described as being approximately 5’9” tall, approximately 30 years old and of light build with dark wavy hair. He was wearing a beige jumper and dark trousers.

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