Two teenage girls bailed by police in connection with distraction burglaries in Lichfield District.

There have been reports of two individuals tricking their way into homes in the district.
Police are investigating a series of distraction burglaries in the district.

Police have arrested and bailed two teenage girls following a number of reported distraction burglaries in Lichfield District.

Officers received reports of two individuals claiming to be council workers, tricking their way into homes and stealing property.

Five incidents were reported on Tuesday 11 October including one in Fecknam Way when a purse was stolen.

On Friday Last week, 7 October, houses were also targeted in Oakhurst, Lichfield and Lincoln Croft, Shenstone.

A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, both from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of eight counts of burglary of a dwelling with intent to steal.

Both girls have since been granted conditional police bail while inquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting 423 of 7 October.


Published: 14 October 2022