Police search for conwoman

POLICE investigating a series of distraction burglary attempts in Bristol and North Somerset are appealing for information to trace the offender

POLICE investigating a series of distraction burglary attempts in Bristol and North Somerset are appealing for information to trace the offender.On August 9 and 10 there were three incidents in the area that appear to be linked.The first attempt happened on August 9 in Bristol when an elderly resident answered the door to a woman who said she was from the environmental health department and had come to look at the garden.While at the property she asked for a glass of water and left, but stole nothing.The following day at around 2pm a woman visited a house in Henley Park, Yatton and asked the resident for a glass of water.Again, nothing was stolen. Another incident happened on the same day at around 3pm in Kenn, Clevedon, when an elderly resident found a woman in her home.The woman was in the hallway, but the owner challenged her and she then left. Once she had gone, the victim noticed that drawers had been searched in the property, although nothing had been stolen.In each case the offender was described as white, aged 60 to 70 with reasonably short grey hair.Anyone who may have been approached by the same woman or knows her identity should call DC Steve Webb on 0845 4567000.


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