Appeal for information after alleged distraction burglary in Chelmsley Wood - The Solihull Observer

Appeal for information after alleged distraction burglary in Chelmsley Wood

Solihull Editorial 3rd Jul, 2024   0

POLICE are appealing for information after an alleged distraction burglary in Chelmsley Wood.

Solihull Police said a man arrived at the home of in Carisbrooke Avenue at around 2pm on June 14 and convinced a 75-year-old woman to let him inside her home by saying that he needed to check the water pressure because he was fitting a kitchen for her neighbour.

Once inside, he reportedly stole two hundred pounds.

The man was described to police as white, 5ft 6ins tall, medium build and aged in his mid-30s. He was clean shaven with dark blonde hair and was wearing a light blue checked shirt and cream jeans.

DC David Spencer from Solihull Police, said: “We are determined to find who is behind this that has understandably left this woman shaken and upset.

“We’ve carried out house to house enquiries and we are continuing with CCTV enquiries.

“Patrols have been stepped up in the area and we are continuing to encourage our communities to step up and look out for our elderly, vulnerable neighbours and friends.

“Please take time to talk to older neighbours and relatives about their security and things they need to do to stay safe. Pop round to check they’re okay, keep an eye out for any suspicious activity near their homes, and call us if anything seems amiss.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote crime reference number 20/582863/24.


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