Police appeal for information on burglary from Rugby pensioner's home - The Rugby Observer

Police appeal for information on burglary from Rugby pensioner's home

Rugby Editorial 16th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A BURGLARY in which a man forced his way into an 80-year-old woman’s home, stole her handbag and locked her in has led police to appeal to the public for help.

The distraction burglary occurred on Friday August 28 at a home off Railway Terrace.

The man forced his way through the occupant’s front door as she opened it.

Once inside he stole her handbag, house phone and mobile phone, and demanded money. He then took her house keys and locked her inside when he left.

Police wish to speak to the man pictured as he may have vital information which could assist with enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information which could assist officers, is urged to call police on 101 – or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – quoting incident 373 of August 28.

Warwickshire Police gave the following advice to prevent distraction burglary:

  • Beware of anyone who says they are in a hurry – if in doubt, call a neighbour or friend
  • Check to see who is at the door by using your door viewer, or looking through a front window
  • Always put the chain on before you open the door as this is a barrier against unwanted callers
  • If you’re still unsure about answering your door to an unknown person, ask the caller to come back later so that you can arrange for a friend or relative to be present.

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