Police appeal to identify man after attempted distraction burglary in Frankley


West Midlands Police are appealing to identify a man after an attempted distraction burglary in Frankley last month.

The incident happened at around 2.40pm on Wednesday 12th June in Regina Close.

It is thought that the man, wearing a high visibility jacket, knocked on a woman’s door and entered the house without permission, claiming he needed to turn off her water.

An appeal from West Midlands Police reads: “We believe he knocked on a woman’s door claiming to be doing work at a neighbouring property and needed to turn the water off.

“The man entered the house without permission looking for the stopcock, before asking questions which made her feel uneasy. He then fled the scene empty-handed.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote crime reference number 20BW/139127P/19.


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