Arrest made over distraction burglary at Margate home of man in his 80s

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An arrest has been made in connection with a distraction burglary at the Margate home of a man in his 80s.

Money was reported stolen from a property in Waverley Road at around 1pm on Friday 12 November.

The victim, a man in his 80s, was visited by two men offering to repair the roof of his property. The work was agreed and paid for. After they left, the victim noticed cash had been stolen from the property.

Following enquiries into the incident, officers arrested a 39 year old man from Ashford on suspicion of burglary on Monday 15 November. He was released on bail pending further investigation.


  1. I always tell anyone who calls offering to work at our house that we rent it (we don’t) That sends them on their way.
    If we do want any work done we only use someone our family has had in the pass and never pay up front.

  2. Released on bail to go and do it again !! Remove their vehicle and proceeds of crime, then give all the people they have conned their money back.

  3. I always take up their time , often get knocks on my door , couple of slates off mate, oh , you reliable mate , yeah, good last man never came back he said some off the back as well and something wrong with my chimney it may fall into the house , o dear it must be done don’t care how much it costs, when can you do it, next week mate, fine , then i mention he have to send bill to TDC.
    He never came back and think i been blacklisted not had a knock in 18 Months.

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