Stotfold distraction burglary sees woman presented with bunch of flowers before men ransack her home and make off with jewellery

Police have appealed for information about the Stotfold incident.

Police have appealed for information about the Stotfold incident. - Credit: Archant

An investigation has been launched after a distraction burglary in Stotfold which saw a man knock on a woman’s door with a bunch of flowers before his accomplices charged in and stole several items of her jewellery.

Police are appealing for information after the incident which took place at about 12.15pm in Waters End on Friday when a man knocked on the woman’s door and presented her with a bunch of flowers.

Two other men then appeared and pushed the victim back into her home.

They attacked her and demanded money, before searching the property and stealing several items of jewellery.

The man holding the flowers was black, clean shaven, with short hair, in his 20s, of average build, with dark eyes.


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He was wearing a dark blue fine knit jumper with square shapes on it and dark jogging bottoms.

The second man was also black, around 5ft6ins, slim, in his early 20s, with bushy hair. He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a dark blue hooded top.

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The third man was described as Asian, 5ft7ins, in his mid-20s, with light brown eyes. He was wearing a dark blue hooded top, black jogging bottoms, and had a blue and white paisley bandana which he wore across his face.

Investigating officer Det Con Luke Moore said: “This is a particularly nasty incident and I would urge anyone who knows who is responsible to come forward.

“We believe the flowers used to distract the victim were bought in the Stotfold area, and would also urge anyone in the area who remembers selling these flowers in the days running up to July 22, or on the day itself, to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Moore via 101 quoting crime reference number JD/29272/2016.

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