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CCTV released following distraction burglary in Twyford

Alert message sent 23/06/2021 10:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At around 8.50pm on Saturday 8 May a man knocked on the door of a property in Springfield Park posing as a community officer from the police. He has asked to go through the house into the garden. He then left the property claiming to get a call from a colleague.

Once the offender left the victim, an elderly woman, has noticed her purse containing cash was missing.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Robert Chevalier, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am releasing this image as I believe the individual may have information about what happened. 

“If you recognise these people or if you think one of them is you, please get in touch.

“Further, I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or anyone with information about what happened, to please come forward.

“I’d also ask local residents with private CCTV or doorbell cameras to check any footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with the investigation.

“You can make a report online or by calling 101. Please quote reference 43210198094. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“This is a concerning incident whereby an individual has claimed to be working for the police. To confirm the identity of a police officer, please ask to see their ID badge or if you are unsure, ask for their shoulder number and call 101 to check their validity.”

You can view the CCTV image by clicking this link: CCTV released following distraction burglary – Twyford | Thames Valley Police
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