Police appeal after distraction burglary in Gainsborough

The incident occurred on Thursday
The incident occurred on Thursday

Police are appealing for information after a distraction burglary in Gainsborough.

The incident occurred at around 10am on Newlands when two men offered to do gardening for a homeowner for £10. They then distracted the occupier before taking further cash from the purse.

Officers have also had another similar report in a nearby village at around 12noon.

Police said: "Please ensure you lock your doors and do not allow any access to your property to callers without genuine identification.

"Use chains on your door to identify who is there before opening.

"Report any suspicious people in your area on 101."