Distraction Burglary – Waddesdon

Distraction Burglary – Waddesdon

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit after a distraction burglary in Sharps Close in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.


At around 10am on Tuesday 26 September, two offenders arrived at the property and offered to complete some gardening work. One of the offenders followed the victim, a 69-year-old woman, into her living room where she paid in cash. She then escorted the offender out of the house. Upon returning to the living room, the victim noticed that a quantity of cash had been stolen.

The first offender, pictured in the e-fit, is described as a white man with stocky build, around 5ft 6ins tall and approximately 50-years-old, with dark brown hair, cut short on the sides, and balding on the top. The man was wearing a dark short sleeve t-shirt with beige trousers and had a Scottish or Northumberland accent.

The second offender is described as white man with black bushy hair, of average build and in his early to mid twenties. He was wearing a dark coloured short sleeve tracksuit top and beige trousers. The man had a local accent.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Laura Haugh of the Investigation Hub, said: “If you recognise the man in the e-fit or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact our non-emergency telephone number, 101, quoting reference 43170285460.

“Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 no personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

A range of burglary crime prevention advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

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To alter, add, tint, colour or change any details within the pictorial statement would amount to tampering with evidence.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170285460’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.


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