Devon & Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses and information in connection with a report of a bogus caller distraction burglary which took place at a property in Ilsham Road, Torquay.
A male cold called on the resident purporting to be from the Water Board and stated that he needed to check the water supply, whilst in the property the male told the resident that he needed to check the water and left the resident holding a pipe in another room, it was noticed after he left that jewellery and a purse was stolen.
This took place at 8pm on Saturday 22 September 2018.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20s-30s in age, slim build, wearing a yellow hard hat and possibly a dark coloured zip up top.
Please make your neighbours aware of this,.
If you have persons in your area that you believe are bogus please phone 999.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 101, quoting log 218 23 September 2018..
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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