Leeds distraction burglary warning

Message from the Police:

Across Leeds there have been a number of reported distraction type burglaries reported where a male has attended addresses stating he has lost his dog and it is in the victims garden. He has also asked for a bowl of water for his dog or some tea bags and sugar on other occasions.

Whilst distracted looking for the dog, or getting water, the suspect has entered the address and stolen items from the victim.

Please be aware. If any resident has such a visitor they should call the Police on 101 immediatley.