Detectives grab CCTV clue to identity of tricksters behind Towcester burglary

Police hunt woman who knocked on doors claiming to look for a lost cat while accomplice stole jewellery and watch

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, 1:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, 1:44 pm

Detectives investigating burglaries in Towcester have issued fresh CCTV images of two people they want to identify.

Police believe a woman who knocked on the door of a house in Bickerstaffes Road last month claiming to be looking for a lost cat could be the same one who used the same trick at a property in nearby Solly Way.

While she distracted residents by asking if she could search a garden, a man entered properties in Solly Way and Bickerstaffes Road.

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Police have identified two people they want to speak to following distraction burglaries in Towcester

Officers have revealed a watch and ring were among the items stolen from Solly Way.

Video from a security camera was made available alongside an appeal over the Bickerstaffes Road burglary.

And now Northamptonshire Police has issued two images from a camera in Solly Way, which appears to show the same two people.

A spokesman said: "Anyone who recognises the man or woman in the footage should call 101 using incident number 21000695429 or 21000641472; or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

"A 30-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, both from Coventry, who were arrested in connection with the incident in Bickerstaffes Road have since been released and will face no further action.

"That investigation remains ongoing, including investigations into fraud offences linked to this incident."