Money stolen from elderly householder in Bletchingdon

Burglary stock photo PNL-141107-130457001
Burglary stock photo PNL-141107-130457001

Money was stolen from an elderly woman’s purse and cupboard in a distraction burglary in Bletchingdon.

At around 7pm on Monday, October 26, a man went to a house in Valentia Close, claiming there was a problem with the water, and asked the resident to locate her stopcock and run the taps.

The offender then left the property and the elderly victim realised money had been stolen.

The offender is white, around 5ft10ins, and slim. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and a navy zip up jacket and a baseball cap with a light coloured panel on the front.

Designated investigator, Det Sgt Shay Harper of Force CID based at Banbury police station, said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this man in the area at this time or has any information about this incident to please get in contact via the Thames Valley Police 24-hour enquiry line 101.

“It is also a reminder if someone uninvited comes to your door, to check their ID before letting them into your property, if you do not feel comfortable inviting them into your home you are able to refuse them entry.”

You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.