Warning after failed distraction burglary in village

Two men made a failed attempt at a distraction burglary in a mid-Norfolk village.

Between 6.30pm and 7pm yesterday, they approached an elderly woman at her house on Mill Lane, Honingham, and claimed to be looking for a lost dog.

After she had turned them away it was discovered that an attempt had been made to force open two of her windows.

The men were described as both being white and wearing black hats, black jackets and dark jogging bottoms.

Police advice includes:

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-Not opening the door to anyone you are not comfortable with or not expecting

-Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers

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-If in doubt, keep them out, particularly if you are on your own

-Ask them to make an appointment or come back later when someone else is around

-Call 999 if you are suspicious

-Keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable residents, assisting them if you see any suspicious visitors

Anyone with information about this attempted burglary, or anyone who recognises the description of the men, should contact DC Steve Moseley at Operation RADAR on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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