distraction theft - definition and synonyms

noun

or distraction burglary

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a crime which involves drawing a resident out of their house under some pretext during which time an accomplice enters the house and steals valuables and money

    To prevent distraction burglary, be suspicious of anyone coming to your door under the disguise of utility worker, police officer and the like.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 30/04/2014