Officers seek helping tracing man after distraction burglary in Chellaston

Alert message sent 18/06/2020 13:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Officers want to speak to the man pictured after an elderly woman had her handbag stolen during an alleged distraction burglary.

The incident occurred between 4.15pm and 4.20pm on 13 May in Maple Drive, Chellaston.

The victim, a woman in her 80s, answered the door to a man who asked for directions. He then told her he was thirsty and, while she went to get him a drink, he allegedly entered the house and stole a hand bag.

Credit cards were used soon after and officers are keen to speak to this man – who has a distinctive tattoo on his right hand - in connection with the alleged offence.

A 46-year-old man from Derby has been arrested and released on police bail in connection with the incident and officers have been following a number of lines of enquiry since the incident in May but now need the public’s help to identify the man.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 20*242613 in any correspondence:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form

Phone – call us on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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