Distraction burglaries in Burnham and Highbridge

THREE burglaries took place in the space of 24 hours in the Burnham and Highbridge area last week.

THREE burglaries took place in the space of 24 hours in the Burnham and Highbridge area last week.

The first incident happened at about 12.30pm on September 27, when an unknown man knocked on the door of an 83-year-old's property in Stoneleigh Close, Burnham.

He told the male victim he needed to check his water was running properly before a second man entered the house. After turning on the taps both offenders left empty handed.

The first man was white, aged 25 to 30 years old, 5ft 7ins tall, had dark hair and was of medium build. The second man was also white.

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The second incident took place sometime from 12noon to 4pm in the same road.

A woman retuned home to find a door had been forced and cash, cheques, jewellery and a vacuum cleaner had been taken.

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Witnesses reported seeing two men leaving the property at 2pm and getting into a BMW.

The third burglary took place in Old Pawlett Road in West Huntspill at 3pm when an offender entered the property of an 87-year-old man.

He tried to persuade the pensioner to come outside and look at his car while a second man said he was a police officer. A third man was also seen.

The first man was white, aged in his early 20s, 5ft 9ins tall with a round face. He was wearing a blue peaked cap and dark coloured coat.

The second offender was also white, about 40-years-old and was wearing a peaked cap with dark clothing. The third man was white, in his early 20s, with dark hair.

Anyone who may have an information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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