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Appeal as elderly man, 80, victim of distraction burglary

Police are investigating a distraction burglary at the home of an elderly man in Barry.

Two male suspects, claiming to be from the water board, knocked on the man’s door in Barrians Way at around 5pm on Sunday, September 26.

They asked to check his water supply but once inside they pushed him onto the sofa then stole money, tobacco and a mobile phone.

Thankfully the 80-year-old victim was not injured and although he is shaken up by the incident, he has told officers he feels safe and secure.

He is being fully supported as officers carry out enquiries to identify and arrest those responsible.

Did you see these two men in the Barrians Way area on Sunday? If so, contact police with any information quoting occurrence *339779

Police wish to speak to these two men in connection with a distraction burglary in Barry (Image: South Wales Police)

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