‘Distraction burglars’ arrested

First published in Melksham

TWO men were arrested in Melksham on Sunday after a distraction burglary in Sainsbury’s car park.

One man lay down behind a car as it reversed, pretending he had been hit by it. When the driver of the car got out to check on him his accomplice stole a purse from inside, before the two men fled the scene.

Police later stopped a car on Semington Road and arrested two men in connection with the theft. One of the men was found to be in possession of cannabis, and was issued with a caution for that offence.

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