Tweed-wearing distraction burglars trick Derbyshire pensioner

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A pensioner has been tricked by tweed-wearing distraction burglars.

Sometime between 9.50pm and 11.10pm on Saturday, three men went to a house on Station Road, Scarcliffe, occupied by a man in his 70s.

Two of them tapped on the back window and told him they had lost a ball.

He agreed to help one look for it but then realised that the other two people were in his house.

He described one man as in his mid-30s, of large build and wearing a tweed jacket and tweed flat cap.

The man’s wallet, two watches and two rings were stolen.

In a separate incident, at about 9.30pm on the same day, a resident disturbed three intruders in his home in Harehill Crescent, Wingerworth.

One man was described as wearing a tweed jacket and cap.

Nothing was stolen and the men escaped in a black car.

Officers are investigating to see if the two crimes are linked.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the crimes should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.