Distraction burglary Taunton
Avon & Somerset police are asking the public to be vigilant after a distraction burglary in Taunton on 6 May. The gang perpetrating this crime may well be looking for more vulnerable victims to target. Please look out for elderly neighbours and anyone you know who may be vulnerable.
In this incident three men arrived at the property near Rowan Drive at about 10.30am. They claimed they were there to check the victim’s kitchen appliances. While one of the men was in the property, they discussed other home improvements the house required. The victim was asked to hand over a quantity of cash for work they would arrange for him.
One of the offenders is described as male, mid-40s with dark hair and a West Country accent.
How can you deal with this sort of theft? Police recommend that if you receive a cold caller, ask to see identification. Especially if you were not expecting a visit. If they are genuine, they will not object. They will also be sympathetic to your caution.
The Police are asking anyone else who has experienced something similar, or witnessed this incident, to get in touch. Please call 101 quoting reference 5222108396.