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Four arrested after spate of distraction burglaries in Rushey Mead and Humberstone areas of Leicester

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Police investigating a string of distraction burglaries in Leicester have arrested four people. Officers set up an operation last month following an increase in distraction burglaries after reports of elderly people being targeted in their homes. A total of nine distraction, or attempted distraction burglaries have been recorded since January 4 , mainly in the Rushey Mead and Humberstone areas of the city, although there have been some incidents in Thurmaston and Glenfield. A further eight reports of suspicious activity were received from members of the public which officers believe is linked to the series of crimes. Yesterday two men, aged 30 and 35, and two women, aged 25 and 26, were arrested in connection with the incidents and are in police custody. PC Sam Perry said: "This type of crime is despicable and we will continue to do all we can bring them to a stop. "So far, as a result of our targeted operation, we have four people arrested. However, we still need anyone with information to come forward so please don't hesitate to get in touch." Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Four arrested after spate of distraction burglaries in Rushey Mead and Humberstone areas of Leicester


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