Burglars posing as pest control staff ‘pushed their way into Huntingdon home’


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Police are urging people to be vigilant after an attempted distraction burglary in Huntingdon.

Two men are reported to have posed as council workers to gain entry to a house in Avenue Road, on Thursday afternoon (January 4).

A Huntingdon resident opened the door to two men, who claimed they were from the council’s pest control team. They are thought to have pushed their way into the property, where the occupant became very distressed. Nothing was taken.

Police are describing the men as white males and in their late teens. The first male was of a medium build, with unshaven short-styled facial hair. He was wearing dark clothing which included a black jacket with a green trim around the cuffs. He spoke with a local accent. The second male was of a slim build wearing similar dark clothing

PCSO Lee Hurley has advised residents to be vigilant when opening the door.

He said: “We are advising residents that are elderly or otherwise vulnerable not to answer their door unless they know who the person is, ask the caller to provide ID and ask them to wait outside whilst you call the company or organisation that they purport to work for.”