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Distraction burglaries

Alert message sent 04/12/2019 15:21:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Dear resident,

A distraction burglary is where criminals call at your house posing as officials or asking for your help with something. They make up a story to get in to your home. They generally target older people, and have just one intention - to steal.
 
It's a particularly horrible crime, and can be even more upsetting and distressing for victims who’re targeted in the run up to Christmas.

Not everyone has access to social media, but you can help us tackle distraction burglary by sharing these safety tips with elderly relatives, friends and neighbours.

For further information please see the link below

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/distraction-burglary/#prevention

Many Thanks
 
 
Message sent by
Debbie Priest (Police, ECO, Dudley,)

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