Posted: Sat 27th Sep 2014

Another distraction burglary in Deeside – Police reissue warning to residents.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014

The current spate of distraction burglaries around the Deeside area continued on Friday when thieves targeted a pensioner living in one of the bungalows at Hafan Glyd just off Shotton lane, Shotton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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At around 2pm on Friday 26th September, a male described as between 30 and 40 years old, with dark hair and wearing a dark jacket went to the home of a resident stating he was there to ‘cut bushes’ he then went on to steal a purse. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information relating to this incident please contact North Wales Police quoting ref R152356 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police have urged Deeside residents to be on their guard during this wave of distraction burglaries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thieves targeted elderly residents in Queensferry, Pentre and Connah’s Quay, claiming to be either from the council or the Gas Board.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The men, who were described as having Irish accents managed to gain entry into three addresses and stole property.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Inspector Ceri Hawe said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“These are despicable offences targeting the most vulnerable in our communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I would like to reiterate that under no circumstances should residents allow anyone entry into their homes unless they are 100% sure that they are legitimate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Workers from the council and any gas company will have proper identification, which you can check. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Lines of investigation are being progressed and police patrols have been stepped up in these areas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are working closely with Flintshire Trading Standards, the Neighbourhood Wardens and Neighbourhood Watch, but I would also ask neighbours to keep a close eye out for any suspicious callers in their area and to contact the police on 101.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In another incident a house was burgled in the Courtland Drive area of Shotton, Deeside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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Unfortunatly we don’t have any more details on the Courtland Drive burglary however, if you did see anything suspicious or have any information relating to this incident please contact North Wales Police quoting R152492  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alternatively you can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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