Appeal: Distraction Burglary, Easterly Avenue, in Leeds

Thursday 26 July, 2018

Police are releasing an image of a male they would like to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary.

The incident happened on 29 June at around 7pm at an address in Easterly Avenue in Gipton, Leeds.

The suspect approached a house and asked the elderly female victim if she needed a window cleaner.

The victim declines, but the suspect then asks if he can have a drink of water and allows him into the house.

The male suspect then enters the victim’s living room, complementing the house, he did not ask for a drink and the victim asked him to leave. A purse was taken from the property and the suspect left on foot.

Anyone who recognises the male in the image, or has any information about this incident, is asked to contact Leeds CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180317443 or through the Force’s LiveChat facility which can be found

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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