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Girl, 5, stole from man's wallet in Bradford distraction theft

A girl of about five stole £40 from a man's wallet during a distraction theft in Bradford.

Police said the victim, in his 50s, answered a knock at the door of his house, in the Lidget Green area, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday to a man accompanied by a young girl.

The victim agreed to have rubbish removed from his garden for a small price. The girl then asked for a drink and went inside the house to get one.

The man later found cash was missing.

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Police said the suspect was white, about 5ft 8ins, of stocky build, with short brown hair and possibly an Irish accent. He was wearing a high-vis jacket.

Warren Pitman, of Bradford District Police, urged people not to accept work from doorstep callers without identification.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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