Hull distraction burglary warning


Published: Sunday 7th September 2014 by The News Editor

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Residents in Hull and East Yorkshire are being warned to be on their guard following a distraction burglary in Oldstead Avenue on Wednesday evening.

A young man knocked on the door of a house belonging to a 74-year-old man and asked him to get a football he said he had accidentally kicked into his back garden.

He did so, leaving the man alone in his house while he fetched the ball. The man left with the ball and the next morning the OAP realised his wallet and house keys that had been just inside the front door were missing.

The man Humberside Police would like to trace is said to be a white male in his late teens and around 5ft 10ins in height. He is thought to have black curly hair and was with four other male youths.

Police say people should never let strangers into their house and never leave them on their own. More advice for residents to stop distraction burglaries and deal with bogus callers can be found on the force’s website.

Humberside Police are appealing for information about the burglary and anyone who can help them with their enquiries are asked to ring the 101 non-emergency number mentioning crime number 2066305. Alternatively they can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and leave information without giving their name.

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Published: Sunday 7th September 2014 by The News Editor

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