Police investigating distraction burglary in Holywell Row, Bury St Edmunds

Police are investigating a distraction burglary

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Police are investigating a distraction burglary in Holywell Row, Bury st Edmunds.

The incident, which took place between 7.15pm and 7.35pm on Friday, December 12 in The Street, involved a man purporting to be a police officer, who showed the victim a badge saying he needed to come into his house.

When the homeowner did not allow him in, the offender pushed past into the house where a second offender had gained access to the living room from an alternative method.

The victim ran out to call neighbours for help.

Both offenders fled empty handed.


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The first man is described as white, aged between 20 and 24-years-old, around 5ft 6in tall, of slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a black motorcycle style leather jacket and spoke with a local accent.

The second man is described as white, aged between 19 and 20-years-old, also around 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, and wearing a scraf covering his head and part of his face.

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Anyone with information should call DC Andy George at bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101, quoting MH/14/2180, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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