Pensioner targeted in distraction burglary

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POLICE have issued a warning after a distraction burglary.

The burglary took place in Ivel Road, Shefford last Thursday, between 10.20am and 10.40am.

Two males visited the home of an elderly resident and offered to undertake gardening work, the resident declined.

One offender then asked for a drink and followed the resident into the kitchen.

After the two men had left, the owner discovered that a purse had been taken from the kitchen.

The first male was described as white, 49 years old, 5ft 7, with a slim build. The second male was white, 44 years old, with a large build.

The men were seen driving a dark red vehicle.

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the offence.

Police are urging members of the public to keep an eye on unusual callers at the homes of elderly neighbours.

If the men called at your home or if you saw the vehicle they were using, please call the police on 101.