PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 December 2010
WARNING: A startled pensioner found two men in his back garden in a ‘disturbing’ daylight distraction burglary attempt in Banwell.
Village police are warning homeowners to be on their guard following the incident last month.
The two men, when challenged by the homeowner, said they were checking drains before jumping over a garden fence and making off.
The attempted burglary was one of 11 recorded call-outs by police in the parish from November 9 until Monday.
They included two drug offences, a theft, a fraud and two cases of criminal damage.