Door-to-door salesman wanted after distraction burglary


Police are appealing for information about a ‘distraction burglary’ at the home of an elderly woman in Ilkeston.

The 79-year-old woman opened her front door on Catherine Avenue to a cleaning products salesman at around 11.30am on Thursday, October 8.

And after the salesman left the house, money was found to be missing, said Derbyshire police.

A spokesperson added: “A man was also seen by other residents of the road. He’s described as being in his late teens or early twenties, with short fair hair, about five feet eight to ten inches tall and carrying a blue sports bag.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Sarah Horton on 101 quoting crime number 43343/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.