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A man was arrested yesterday (5 August) in connection with a distraction burglary that took place in April.
The incident took place on 16 April, when a woman in her 70s was approached at her residential park home in Stratford upon Avon by a man asking if she had jewellery that she would like to sell.
He was allowed to enter her property and a sale was agreed and cash exchanged in return for some items. However the victim subsequently noticed that another item of jewellery had been stolen.
Following a police investigation, a 57-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested and later bailed to Leamington Spa Justice Centre until 1 October 2021 whilst enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Leanne Ganley from Leamington Spa Proactive CID said “Members of the community are reminded to be on their guard when they receive unexpected visitors who call at their door.
“Genuine callers will usually have an appointment and cold callers should be asked for identification. If there is any doubt, they should not be allowed in.
“We would ask that our guidance below is shared, particularly with vulnerable people, so they can be aware to the threat of bogus callers, remain vigilant and avoid falling victim to these callous opportunists.”