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DOORSTEP BURGLARS

Alert message sent 26/04/2012 17:45:00
Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police

CRIME ALERT

 

DISTRACTION BURGLARY

 

 

On 25/04/2012 police were called to a burglary in Cossall.

 

An elderly couple were tricked by two white males, one of them got in to the house.

 

They originally knocked on the victims door, and asked if they could look for their lost ball in the back garden.

 

Whilst one of the males was in the rear garden with the resident, the other crept in to the house and attempted to steal items.

 

If you have elderly relatives please ensure you warn them about speaking to strangers at the door.

 

Did you know...?

In 4% of burglaries, thieves used a false pretence to gain entry to a property

Follow the ‘Lock, Stop, Chain and Check' procedure:

·                       Lock – Keep your front and back doors locked, even when at home

·                       Stop – Are you expecting anyone?

·                       Chain – If you decide to open the door, put the door chain on first

Check – Ask for the caller's ID and check it by phone

 

Suspicious Incidents almost always turn in to CRIMES please be vigilant and ring us …… you may prevent a crime.

 

Message sent by
Derek Kershaw (Police, PCSO 7409, Eastwood (Broxtowe North)

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