Distraction burglary warning in Gedney

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A man posing as a property developer searched a pensioner’s coat pockets and drawers after conning his way into a house in Gedney.

It happened at about 3.50pm yesterday when a man knocked on the window and back door of the pensioner’s home before taking them outside to look at missing roof tiles and tarring on the garage roof.

When the elderly man who lives at the house got back inside, he found that coat pockets had been searched and furniture drawers left open.

Police are looking for a man described as white, aged 35, with short brown hair, 5’9’’ to 6’ tall, stocky build and clean shaven.

A grey or silver-coloured Ford Mondeo-type vehicle seen in the area is also being looked for by police and anyone with information should call 101, stating incident 269 of December 4.