6th Dec, 2016

Plea to track down trio of 'distraction burglars'

Coventry Editorial 3rd Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THREE men distracted staff at a Coventry supermarket while another man raided the store, stealing cash and jewellery worth more than £75,000.

The criminals entered the Yash shop, on Silksby Street, about 3.45pm on November 9.

Three of them shopped in the store distracting staff by making individual purchases at the till while the fourth man broke into the flat above to burgle it before leaving through an upstairs window and side roof.

The woman the jewellery belonged to was working in the store at the time of the incident and did not notice anything had been taken until she went to put some jewellery on for Diwali later that day.

Det Cons Pete Waterman, said: “Distraction burglary is an appalling crime and thieves have no regard for the distress and hardship they cause to victims.”

He added they would like to hear from anyone who could identify the men or from anyone who thinks they have been involved in similar burglaries or attempted burglaries in the area.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.