Police are appealing for witnesses after three distraction burglaries in Bexley
PUBLISHED: 15:08 28 April 2014
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after three distraction burglaries took place in Bexley last week.
In all three cases the suspect has posed as a plain clothes police officer investigating a burglary at the neighbour’s property.
Cash and jewellery were stolen from a 77-year-old female resident in Main Road, Sidcup in the early hours of the morning on April 18.
On the same day, an 83-year-old woman also had cash and jewellery stolen in a burglary that occurred on Hurst Road, Bexley at around 11pm.
A third offence occurred on April 21 at around 10pm in Blendon Road, Bexley, but on this occassion nothing was stolen from the 83-year-old victim.
Police are now advising residents who are unsure if callers are genuine that officers in uniform can provide a contact number for a police station or their home unit to verify their identity.
Members of the public can also call 101 to verify an officer’s details.
Anyone with any information should contact Bexley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.