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Distraction burglary in Cotswold Avenue, Northampton

June 19, 2017

A man conned his way into a house in Cotswold Avenue, Northampton, at the weekend, after asking the elderly householder if he was having any problems with the water supply. 

The man was let into the property between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday (17 June) after he called at the house and told the homeowner it was important to check everything working properly

The offender is described as white, aged 20 to 30 and about 6ft. He had a thin, clean-shaven face with a clear complexion and light-coloured hair. 

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Officers are reminding people never to open the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting, and to check the details of any caller who claims to be there to check the water supply by calling Anglian Water on 0800 145 145.

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