West Mercia Police have issued a warning about a possible distraction burglary technique that has occurred in the force area.

From West Mercia Police:

“Please be aware of a possible Distraction Burglary technique that has happened in Shropshire. 

“A female (suspect) knocks on the door and discloses that her cat is missing and subsequently convincing the victim to allow her access to search the garden.  Whilst this is happening further suspects (males) enter the house and take items. Please refuse entry and contact the Police, with as much of a description of anyone trying to use this excuse to enter your property.”