Detectives investigating burglary in Upton appeal for information
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Detectives investigating a burglary in Upton are appealing for information from members of the public.
At 1.30pm on Wednesday 23 September a man knocked on the door of an address on Devon Road.
The man spoke to the occupant telling him there were problems with the roof. He then walked round to the back of the house with the victim and continued to speak to him.
During this time another individual has entered the house via the front door to search the property and stolen a quantity of money.
The man who spoke to the occupant is described as white, aged in his late twenties to early thirties and wearing a face covering, dark coloured trousers and top.
Enquiries are ongoing to identify both individuals and police are appealing for the public’s help.
Detective Constable Scott Buckley, from Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “At this stage we believe that the man deliberately engaged in conversation with the occupant in order to distract him while the other offender burgled the house.
“As part of our enquiries I want to encourage anyone who lives in the area and has CCTV or dash cam footage that could show the offenders to please get in touch.
“We also believe that the offenders may have been canvassing in the area over the last few weeks and residents may have been approached by them asking to do repairs to the roof. If you have please do contact us.
“Any information could greatly assist the investigation.”
If you have information please contact Cheshire Constabulary via the website or call 101 quoting IML 1090860.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.