Doorstep tricksters strike

June 26 2018

A SPATE of distraction burglaries, including ones in Emersons Green and Downend, have prompted a police appeal for information

They took place on Wednesday June 13. The first was in Wadham Grove, Emersons Green. Cash and jewellery were taken from a 69-year-old woman while she was distracted by someone who asked to check pipework and kept her talking in the back garden.

Similar incidents occurred in Lulworth Crescent, Downend,  and Court Road, Frampton Cotterell. Officers have attended each address, offered advice and carried out enquiries.

Call 101, quoting 5218129934 (Wadham Grove), 5218130122 (Frampton Cotterell) and 5218129926 (Downend).