Police release CCTV images after distraction burglary in Hitchin

Police would like to speak to this man and woman

Police would like to speak to this man and woman - Credit: Archant

Police have today (Tuesday) released two images of a man and a woman who they wish to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary.

Police have released CCTV following a distraction burglary in Hitchin

Police have released CCTV following a distraction burglary in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

The incident occurred between 1.45pm and 1.50pm on Thursday, October 17 when a man and a woman approached an address in Hitchin occupied by a 90-year-old woman.

They asked the victim for a glass of water and the victim went to her kitchen. While she did this, her handbag, which had been in the hall of the property, was stolen.

DC Kieran Doyle, from Operation Manhunt, Hertfordshire Constabulary’s team dedicated to investigating distraction burglary, is investigating and said: “I would like to speak to the man and woman pictured in these CCTV images as they may have information that is vital to the investigation.

“If anyone recognises these people, or if you recognise yourself, please contact me as soon as possible.


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“I urge all residents in the area to be vigilant to bogus callers after this incident as it is possible the two offenders responsible could commit other offences in the area.

“I would urge people to contact their older family members, friends and neighbours who may be vulnerable to this crime and pass on this vital safety advice.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Doyle via Herts Police non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference number G1/13/2336. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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