String of distraction burglaries across Hertfordshire
PENSIONERS have been targeted in a string of distraction burglaries across the county, including three in Times Territory. Police are warning residents to be extra vigilant after a gang of three conmen struck 13 times in Hertfordshire since September.
PENSIONERS have been targeted in a string of distraction burglaries across the county, including three in Times Territory.
Police are warning residents to be extra vigilant after a gang of three conmen struck 13 times in Hertfordshire since September.
The victims have mostly been in their late 70s and 80s - although some have been as old as in their 90s.
In the majority of the burglaries, the trio have gained access to homes by claiming to be water board officials.
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Two residents in Welham Green were targeted within minutes of each other on the morning of Monday, October 12. Cash was stolen from one home.
And money was also taken from a property in Datchworth between 10.45am and 11.15am on Thursday, October 15.
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Similar cases took place in St Albans, Harpenden, Hitchin, Hemel Hempstead, Ware, Aston, Standon, Colney Heath and Little Gaddesden.
The three suspects are described as white men.
One is thought to be aged in his 40s or 50s, and the two younger men are in their late teens or early 20s, one with fair hair and the other with dark hair.
It is believed the offenders may be using a red car with a roof rack.
Call police with information on 0845 33 00 222.