Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key
Leave this site
Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Back to Report
Back to Tell us about
Back to Apply or register
Back to Request
Back to Thanks and complaints
Officers are appealing for information after an 83-year-old man was reportedly the victim of a distraction burglary in Uppingham.
Around 6.50pm on Thursday 13 May it was reported that a man claiming to be a salesman called at a property on Cedar Close.
He was let into the property and offered a cup of a tea and some cake by the occupant. While this was being prepared, £300 was taken from the occupant’s wallet.
The man reportedly then made an excuse and left the property before driving away in a silver car.
He is described as in his 20s, around 5’7, clean shaven, with a stocky build, brown hair and a scar on his right arm.
Detective Constable Sam Bates said: “This incident took place in a residential area in the early evening when people are likely to have been coming and going.
“We believe the man described had previously visited the property.
“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the man or the silver car in the area at the time, or anyone who may have captured the man or the car on CCTV or dash cam.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 21*263750.
You can also visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/.
Is there a problem with this page?