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Appeal after series of burglaries

We would like to speak to the man in the photograph, who may be able to help our investigation into a series of burglaries and a robbery in the east of the county.

All of the incidents took place on Thursday, November 8:

  • At 1.10pm, a male convinced the elderly occupant of a house in Wragby that he was from the water board. He asked the victim to turn her bathroom taps on, and stole money while she was distracted doing this;
  • At 5.42pm, a male convinced the occupant of a property in Skegness that there was a flood in the property, asking to gain entry to turn off the water. While inside, he tried to steal her purse. He had already stolen a purse from a neighbouring property, having claimed to be there to fix the occupant’s doorbell. He asked for money from the victim before asking for her banking PIN. The victim then realised he had stolen her purse;
  • At 6pm, a male attended an address in Chapel St Leonards, claiming to be a police officer. He then asked the victim to hand him her jewellery;
  • At 6.15pm, a male went to the house of an elderly victim in Hogsthorpe, claiming he had lost his ball. He asked for access to the house to retrieve it and, once inside, assaulted the victim before stealing his wallet before running away towards the Thames Street area.

We are also appealing for any dashcam footage taken on Thames Street, Hogsthorpe, at around 6pm to 6.30pm on November 8, and any taken at the junction of Church Lane, Winthorpe, and Roman Bank at around 5.25pm to 5.35pm.

If you have any information, you can let us know in one of the following ways:

  • Call 101, quoting Incident 222 of November 8;
  • Email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk and include Incident 222 of November 8 in the Subject line;
  • Contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Reference: Incident 222 of November 8

09 Nov 18 11:43 AM

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