Warning over doorstep crime after couple targeted

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A warning has gone out after a couple in Gosbterton Clough were victims of a distraction burglary.

Lincolnshire Police issued the warning following the incident on Wednesday, at a house in Clough Road.

At about 8pm, a spokesman said, man came to the door claiming to be from the waterboard and stated that he needed to find the stop tap in order to deal with a neighbour’s burst pipe.

The spokesman said the man was allowed into the house and kept the couple occupied in the kitchen while another offender gained entry to the bedroom via a rear window.

An amount of cash was stolen, along with a wallet and bank cards.

It is believed there were three offenders in total, all wearing dark clothing. The first man is described as wearing a black puffa jacket and a hat with a peak and ear flaps.

Police said they left the area in a dark car.

Information to: Spalding CID on non-emergency number 101 quoting incident number 373 of September 9, 2015. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Further advice on doorstep crime, and how to protect yourself from bogus callers, is available on the Lincolnshire Police website.