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Hartley attempted distraction burglary

Discussion in 'Hartley' started by Kent Police, Aug 18, 2014. Replies: 0 | Views: 1568

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    Kent Police Member

    Police investigating an attempted burglary in the Sevenoaks district are warning residents to be on their guard.
    Two men are believed to have tried to trick the owner of a property in Fairby Lane, Hartley by claiming there was an injured cat in his garden.

    Asked for help
    The victim was at home on 13 August when he discovered a man in his dining room. The man claimed he had been knocking on the victim’s door for ages and had let himself in as he needed help with a cat which was injured in the victim’s back garden.
    The man claimed the cat had gone into some undergrowth and said that he was with a friend who had called the RSPCA. The victim then found a second man in his kitchen, who was talking to his elderly mother. This man claimed a cat was stuck in the sewer and that the water would need to be turned off.
    When the victim mentioned that he should probably call the police the men then left, saying they needed to complete some paperwork.

    Be on guard
    Investigating the incident, PC Natalie Gillette said:

    Report suspicious activity
    Call 101 to report any suspicious behaviour or 999 if it is an emergency.
    Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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