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Suspected distraction burglars thought to have struck again in Carlton

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A group of males suspected of carrying out a distraction burglary last September in Carlton are thought to have struck again.

Three men pulled up outside a property on Kent Road in Porchester yesterday (12) in a white Ford Transit van with ladders on top.

They told the victim who owned the property that it required urgent roof repair work, which they carried our and took payment for.

Two of the offenders then distracted the victim while the other entered the property and took more cash.

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The description of the males matches that of a group which are suspected of carrying out a similar offence in Carlton last September.

Back then it was reported that three white males had called at an elderly man’s house on Westdale Lane claiming his guttering needed clearing.

One of the group then distracted the man while the others entered the property and stole a large quantity of cash.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “It would appear this group maybe back in the Gedling area. We need to catch these criminals.

“Most tradesman are honest people but a minority let them down.”

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One of the men is described as having short brown hair and wearing a green sweatshirt.

The other male is described as being around 30 years old with short grey hair.

It is believed one of the group had an Irish accent.

There is no description for the third male.

Nottinghamshire Police have reminded people to keep an eye on elderly and vulnerable people in the area.

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The spokesman said: “Please look out for your neighbours and if you see an elderly or vulnerable neighbour having work done then ask a few polite questions and if anything seems suspicious, try and get details of any vehicles or ask the tradesmen for a business card.”

If you have any information or see anyone matching the description of these males in the area then contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101

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