Police warning after distraction burglary
POLICE in Hull are reminding householders to be vigilant following a distraction burglary in east Hull.
Around 5.15pm on Friday 2 November, a householder in Neasden Close opened their door to a caller offering to carry out odd jobs.
The householder declined the offer but agreed to fetch a glass of water - closing his front door behind him when he went.
When he returned, the caller had entered and was in his living room repeating the offer to do some jobs and this time asking if he could wash his hands as he claimed to have fallen from his cycle.
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The householder asked the man to leave, which he did, but later that day the householder realised his bank card had been taken from the living room.
The male caller is described as being white and in his late 20s to early 30s. He was said to be approximately 5ft 10ins tall and of a slim build, clean shaven with short brown hair. He might have been wearing a dark blue hoop striped jumper and could have been riding a cycle.
Police have conducted a number of local enquiries and are now appealing for people in the area to be vigilant and are asking anyone who may have information in connection the incident to call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime number 1939603.
Police would encourage people to keep an eye out for unknown people in their neighbourhoods who may be preying on elderly and vulnerable residents and report any suspicious activity to the police.
Bogus callers should be reported to 0845 60 60 222. For more information go to www.humberside.police.uk