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Portland Distraction Burglary Attempt

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7:56am 26th April 2014

A man's forced his way into the home of a woman on Portland and demanded money.

Police say it happened around 10.20pm on Sunday the 13th April in Fortuneswell.

He broke a window in a door to get in and asked the 70 year old for cash - when she refused he left empty handed and ran off towards Spring Gardens.

Police Constable Adam Bayliss, of Weymouth police, said: "I am interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen one or more men running in the direction of Spring Gardens at the time.  

"Someone may have seen some suspicious activity - I urge them to come forward. Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.

"All calls will be treated with the strictest confidence."

The offender is described as a white man wearing a nylon type hooded tracksuit and a black scarf. He spoke with a north west accent.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident 13:448. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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