Carol singers in Xmas bur­glar­ies

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JUSTIN DUNN

CUN­NING thieves who posed as bo­gus CAROL SINGERS col­lect­ing for char­ity stole from home­own­ers on the run-up to Christ­mas.

Two young men who went out per­form­ing fes­tive songs to raise cash stole one man’s mo­bile phone as he went to fetch them a do­na­tion.

He’d opened his front door to the sus­pects af­ter they claimed to be col­lect­ing for a lo­cal char­ity.

They even showed him a card with writ­ing from an or­gan­i­sa­tion on it.

But when the kindly chap from Sit­ting­bourne, Kent, went to fetch his wal­let he came back to find his phone had been swiped and the two youths gone.

Po­lice In­spec­tor Julie Dodge said: “This was a par­tic­u­larly nasty crime – prey­ing on the sea­sonal good­will of vic­tims.”

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