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Elderly Plymstock woman targeted in distraction burglary

Alert message sent 24/08/2020 11:40:00

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Warning issued to residents
Police are appealing for information after a burglar conned his way into an 88-year-old woman’s home in Plymstock and stole her purse.
The man called at the vulnerable woman’s home in Broadland Gardens around 5.30pm on Sunday 16 August claiming there was a water leak next door.
He said he needed to come inside to turn off her water supply. While her back was turned he stole her purse containing cash.
Police are appealing for witnesses and seeking a suspect described as white, aged in his early 20s and around 5ft 10ins tall.
He had dark hair and stubble, and was wearing a long sleeved dark top and dark trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/68320/20
Residents are urged to be vigilant against such cold callers and to report any suspicious activity immediately. For advice on doorstep crime:
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Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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