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Man attempted distraction burglary by claiming to need help

PUBLISHED: 13:13 05 March 2018

Police are appealing for information following an attempted distraction burglary in Gayton. Picture: Archant Library

Police are appealing for information following an attempted distraction burglary in Gayton. Picture: Archant Library

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted distraction burglary in West Norfolk.

It happened between 7pm and 7.10pm on Saturday, February 24, when a man attempted to gain access to a property in St Nicholas Close, in Gayton near King’s Lynn.

The man claimed to need help with a mobile phone. The occupant refused entry and nothing was stolen.

The man is described as white and between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall with jet black hair.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen this man or anything suspicious.

Witnesses should contact DC Sam Harris at King’s Lynn CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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