Woman poses as charity worker in Warwick distraction burglary - The Leamington Observer

Woman poses as charity worker in Warwick distraction burglary

Leamington Editorial 21st Jun, 2023   0

JEWELLERY was stolen from a house in Warwick following a distraction burglary which saw a woman posing as a charity collector.

The woman knocked at the door of a house in Antelope Gardens at around 12.50pm on Tuesday (June 20) claiming to be collecting for charity.

The victim – a woman in her 80s – let the suspect use the toilet while she was there.

Once the suspect had gone, the victim noticed that jewellery had been stolen and contacted police.




The suspect is believed to have knocked on other doors in the area. She is described as being short and lightly tanned with black hair.

Detective Sergeant Alan Hands from Warwickshire Proactive CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the victim who has obviously been left upset by her ordeal. We believe the suspect was knocking on other doors in the area so we are hopeful people may doorbell or dash cam footage of her. If you live in the area, please check and get in contact with us if you can help.”


Anyone with information that could help police can go to www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or call 101. Quote incident 197 of 20 June 2023.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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