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Attempted distraction burglaries - please be vigilant

Alert message sent 26/11/2019 10:23:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Please be aware that we noted a trend of attempted distraction burglaries in Sandwell.
Reports indicate that male has been seen in Bearwood, dressed as an NPOWER employee. The male has asked local residents whether they lived alone, or whether they were leaving their property that day. The residents have then called the police as this behaviour is highly suspicious. We can confirm that NPOWER has been informed and stated that there is no planned staff in the area.

We are investigating this occurrence and ask our communities to be vigilant. Please circulate this message and help keep our communities safe.

Thank you

Message sent by
Jessica Redmond (Police, Community engagement officer, Sandwell, partnerships)

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