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Police warning after burglary near Falmouth

Police warning after burglary near Falmouth

Published by Emma Carton at 7:18am 17th February 2020. (Updated at 7:31am 17th February 2020)

A warning has gone out after a so-called distraction burglary near Falmouth.

A man called at a house in Penryn claiming to be investigating a gas leak.

While the owners' backs were turned, others forced their way in and snatched cash and jewellery.

Devon and Cornwall Police are searching for a white car, seen in the area in the days before.

Anyone who has had a similar knock on the door is being urged to contact officers.

"Members of the public are warned to be extra vigilant following a burglary near Penryn Falmouth.

"A male called at a house claiming to be investigating a reported gas leak. Whilst distracting the occupiers other persons have forced entry to the address and a quantity of cash and jewellery has been stolen.

"The offender is described as a white male in his 30s, 5ft 6' tall wearing a blue and white hat with lettering, grey knit shirt, a padded sleeveless jacket, long shorts and knitted leggings.

"A suspicious white ford focus car was also seen in the area a couple of days prior to the burglary.

"This person may have called at other addresses in the area in recent days.

"Anyone with information is requested to contact Devon and Cornwall Police quoting crime number CR/013105/20".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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