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Distraction burglary in Desborough Road, High Wycombe

| May 29, 2015

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On Tuesday 26th May 2015, at approximately 5.00pm, a man and a woman entered the premises of NN News on Desborough Road, High Wycombe and claimed to be from the Custom and Excise with a search warrant for illegal cigarettes.

The woman prevented other people entering the shop while the man searched various cupboards,. During the search the man took cash from inside the cupboards and then both left the shop. A third man was with them and chatted to the owner as the cupboards were searched, he also then left the shop.

The victim only realised money had been taken after the offenders left and he reported it to the police.

The first offender is described as a man in his forties, white, 5ft 9ins, slim with brown hair. He was wearing a brown jacket, green shirt with dark trousers. The second offender was a woman in her late twenties, white, with black shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a black top and black trousers.

A 33 year old man from Windsor has been arrested for burglary and bailed until Tuesday 21st July 2015.

Investigating officer, Det Con Kim Woods of Force CID High Wycombe, said: ‘This was a distressing incident for the victim. I would ask anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police on 101.

If business owners have concerns about the identity of people visiting them please contact police on 101 and we advise that all cash should be kept securely.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Category: High Wycombe, News

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