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Bedfordshire crime: Pensioner targeted in 'disgusting' distraction burglary in Luton as police launch CCTV appeal

Bedfordshire crime: Pensioner targeted in ‘disgusting’ distraction burglary in Luton as police launch CCTV appeal

A pensioner has been targeted in a “disgusting” distraction burglary in Luton. Bedfordshire Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a woman, aged in her 80s, was a victim of a distraction burglary, after a man offering to jet wash her drive let himself into her property on Edgewood Drive, Luton.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Monday (June 13), when the man stole a bank card and used it to make various transactions before the victim was alerted about the activity by her bank. Officers have released CCTV footage of the man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Bedfordshire Police say they believe he may have information that will assist the investigation. Anyone with any information who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

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Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, investigating, said: “This is a disgusting crime, where an elderly woman has been targeted in her own home. I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area between 2pm and 3pm and witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.”

Anyone who can identify the man pictured or has information about the incident is asked to contact DC Jason Wheeler or DC Lorelle Hathaway via the online reporting tool or by calling 101, quoting reference number 40/33920/22. You can also see Bedfordshire Police’s crime prevention advice pages for advice on burglary prevention, where you can find practical tips and a home security checklist.

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