09:30AM, Friday 11 December 2015
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a distraction burglary in Windsor.
At 5pm on Monday, a man rang the bell at a home in Bolton Road and claimed he was working on the house next door and had damaged the fence and needed to photograph the damage.
The occupier allowed the man through the house into the garden to take the photograph.
As he was leaving, she noticed another man walking out of the front door and discovered that her handbag had been stolen from a room downstairs.
The first offender is a white man, aged in his thirties, medium build and 5ft 6ins tall. He was wearing a yellow hard hat and a Hi Vis vest. The second offender is a white man, about 5ft 6ins tall, medium build and he was wearing dark clothing.
Detective Constable Emily Evans from Maidenhead police station said: “If anyone saw two men acting suspiciously in the area on Monday, please contact police on 101.
“This was a frightening experience for the homeowners and I would like to advise local residents to be vigilant when they answer the door to people they don’t know and ask for valid identification, and if they are not sure, do not provide access.”
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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