Burglary / Distraction Burglary.

Melba Way, at around 12.20pm today, Tuesday 2nd December there was an attempted burglary.  The occupant was disturbed by a banging at the front door and went to investigate.  A male then engaged him in conversation while a second male went into the house.  The occupant challenged them about what they were doing and both then left in the direction of Worcester Avenue.  It was later found that the front door was damaged consistant with an attempt to gain entry.

Both men are descibed as of ‘Eastern european’ appearance, around 28yrs old, 6ft tall, with goatee beards and wearing grey jackets and tracksuit bottoms.  An unsuccessful search of the area was made by several police officers.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see these men or anything suspicious ?  Maybe they had a vehicle not far away ?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)