Police investigating distraction burglary in Holywell Row, Bury St Edmunds
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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.
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.