Police warning follows attempted Broadstairs distraction burglary

Kent Police

Kent Police is urging people to be vigilant after an attempted distraction burglary in Broadstairs.

The incident took place at a flat in St Peter’s Road at 12.20pm on Friday, September 28.

Detective Constable Jonathan Heard said: “A man rang the doorbell and asked if Ryan was home. While the occupant was telling him no-one of that name lived at the address she noticed a second man in her back garden. When he realised he’d been seen both men ran off towards Westwood Cross.”

The first man is described as 5ft 5in tall, of a skinny build and with dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing and a dark hat and was carrying a Gucci man bag.

The second man was also 5ft 5in tall and had a round face and ginger hair. He was wearing a green jacket and green hat.

DC Heard urged people to be on their guard against distraction burglars.

He said:  “We always advise people to make sure rear doors and windows are shut and locked when answering their front door. They should also consider fitting extra security measures such as spy holes, door chains, door locks and intruder alarms, always check the identity of cold callers and never be afraid to turn people away.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the men or recognises the descriptions. If you can help please call us on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/58092/18.”

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.