Luton woman 'shaken up' after three burglars invade her home in broad daylight
A vulnerable woman was left "shaken up" in Luton after three thieves sneaked into her home in a distraction burglary.
At around 12:30pm on Wednesday, March 17, a man knocked on the victim's front door in the Biscot area of town.
He posed as a deliveryman and asked the victim to sign for a neighbour's package, but claimed he didn't have a pen and asked if she could fetch one.
As the woman went inside to look for a pen, the man quietly followed her indoors.
The victim became frightened and attempted to flee the house, but by this point, two more men had forced their way into the property.
Neighbours heard the commotion and disturbed the men, who ran from the scene.
The first man was described as black, of slim build and around 5’11’’ and was believed to be wearing a black hooded top and bottoms, black face mask and a yellow florescent tabard, and was seen leaving the rear of the property, jumping the back fence.
The second and third men were described as black, of slim build and around 5’11”, and were wearing dark clothing. Both men were seen leaving the location in a metallic gold Vauxhall Corsa.
A fourth man wearing an orange florescent tabard with a black hooded top and grey jogging bottoms was also seen entering the vehicle before leaving the area.
PC Craig Cullum said: “We would like to speak to anyone that may have been contacted in a similar way, or anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident and who may have noticed anyone matching the description of the offenders.
“This incident has left the victim shaken up and officers are supporting her.
"These types of crimes have no place in Bedfordshire and we will work towards catching those responsible.
“In a time where many people are isolated and vulnerable at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, please take some time to talk to your elderly and vulnerable neighbours as they may not be aware of how to spot the signs of a distraction burglary.”
To find out more about burglary prevention visit Bedfordshire Police’s website.
Anyone with information should contact Beds Police on 101 or use their online reporting tool www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report, quoting reference 40/13175/21.