Newmarket: Appeal for information following distraction burglary

POLICE in Newmarket are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Exning Road.

The incident took place on Saturday, June 16, between 10am and 10.30am.

A man claiming to be from the council knocked on the door and kept residents occupied while another offender searched the property upstairs.

One resident realised the man was not legitimate after examining his ID for a second time and, after discovering the other offender upstairs, ordered them both to leave.

A white metal wristwatch, a yellow metal engagement ring with a sapphire and diamonds and a quantity of cash were stolen.

The first man is described as white, stocky, around 5’6”, in his late 30s or early 40s, with short fair hair. He was wearing a light grey and cream thigh-length anorak with a small red logo on the front. He may have had a slight Irish accent.

The other man is described as white, taller and slimmer than the first man, with dark hair, dark trousers and a baseball cap. He was carrying a blue carrier bag.

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Anyone with information should call DI Laura Hicks on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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