- Local Government
It appears that here has been an increase recently in attempted 'Distraction Burglaries' apparently committed by travelers in the area. The typical operation is that one person knocks on the door of a property and distracts the attention of the owner whilst a second person goes round the back and breaks in!
You can minimize the risk by keeping doors and windows secure and by making access to the back/side of your property difficult. If you have an unexpected caller be alert as to what is happening round you, and do not agree to anything or let them in.
If you have been the subject of such a call, regardless of whether a crime was committed then please phone the police on the non-emergency number - 101. If a crime is in the process of being committed call the emergency number - 999.
Peter Simpson - Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator