Cambridgeshire man’s wallet – containing £200 – stolen in distraction home burglary after thief claimed ‘he was there to do some gardening’

A Cambridgeshire man, in his 60s, has had his wallet – containing £200 – stolen by distraction burgl

A Cambridgeshire man, in his 60s, has had his wallet – containing £200 – stolen by distraction burglars in Soham today (June 12). PHOTO: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

A Soham man was robbed of £200 today after becoming the victim of a distraction burglary.

The man, in his 60s, answered the door of his home in Station Road to a man claiming he was there “to do some gardening”.

Whilst the victim was kept chatting a second man entered the house through the front door and stole a wallet containing £200.

PC Andy Waters said: “I urge anybody who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Police have issued a description of the men involved in attempt to locate them, a police spokesman said: “The first man, who distracted the victim, is described as 5‘4”, with olive skin, short dark hair and a moustache, and wore a blue hat, white jeans and a t-shirt.

“The second man, who stole the wallet, is described as 5’10”, white, with dark blond / ginger hair and a beard, and wore a green three-quarter-length coat.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting CC-12062018-0151 or visit: www.cambs.police.uk/report

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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting CC-12062018-0151 or visit: www.cambs.police.uk/report

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via: www.crimestoppers-uk.org