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Three arrested for burglary and theft in Boston after incidents in Coningsby and Heckington

A trio of men have been arrested for burglary and theft after reports of con men duping elderly residents.

In one of the incidents, a man in his 70s is reported to have had two unknown men visit his property in Fairfield, Coningsby offering to remove a mattress outside his house.

The victim’s wallet was reported to be stolen, and the offenders left the property – on Friday March 1.

Three people have been arrested. Photo: stock
Three people have been arrested. Photo: stock

On Tuesday March 12, officers then received a report that two men had visited a property in Osborn Way in Heckington and spoken to a woman in her 80s, claiming they could fix her fence for a price.

This was said to have happened between 3pm and 3.30pm.

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Both men entered the property and had allegedly taken a box containing cash from the victim but never returned to carry out the alleged repairs.

A vehicle believed to be linked to both incidents was identified and stopped by police in Boston on Wednesday (March 13) and three men – aged 23, 27 and 58 – were arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.

A spokesman explained: “Inquiries led officers to search a property on Redstone Road in Boston and a firearm was discovered and seized. All three men have been further arrested for possessing a firearm.

“All three have been released on police bail while inquiries are ongoing.”

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