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Elderly man targeted by distraction burglars in Wincanton

Added on 10 October 2017 at 14:24

We’re appealing for witnesses after an elderly man fell victim to distraction burglars posing as gas board officials.

Two men entered the victim’s home in the High Street area of Wincanton at about 10.45am on Sunday (October 8).

Both men, who were wearing face coverings, pretended to check the meter and carried out a search of the property. It’s not known if anything was taken.

Police officers
Police officers

Did you see two men acting suspiciously in the High Street area on Monday morning? Do you have any information about this incident?

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217229478

We always recommend using a door chain and asking to see the identification of unexpected callers:

Remember, genuine callers:

  • expect you to check their identification before opening the door
  • would never try to rush you by claiming there’s an emergency
  • will happily make an appointment to come back when you can have a relative or friend with you

More crime prevention advice here