Pensioner injured in Chatteris distraction burglary
A pensioner was injured in a distraction burglary in Chatteris last night (Tuesday).
Between 7.30pm and 8pm two men entered properties in Wimpole Street and Whaleys Yard. While the victims, both men in their 80s, were distracted cash and bank cards were stolen.
One of the victims received minor injuries as a result of the incident. The men are described as roughly 6ft, wearing dark clothing and with their faces covered.
Officers investigating these two incidents are linking them to a third that occurred at 5.15pm in Christchurch on Monday (27 November). This again involved an elderly victim, a man in his 90s, and cash was stolen.
Extra patrols will be taking place in the local area this evening as a result of the incidents.
Detective Sergeant Mark Plitsch said: “These were despicable crimes and I’d urge anyone with information or who saw suspicious activity in the area to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“If you have elderly friends or relatives please talk to them about this type of burglary and make sure they are aware of crime prevention advice to secure their home.”
Anyone with information regarding these incidents should call police on 101 quoting CF0690391117 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.