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Distraction Burglaries

Alert message sent 07/01/2019 22:09:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Hello,

We have recently had a number of incidents in the Sheldon area, in regard to distraction burglaries. This has involved individuals claiming to be professionals (Council, Police, Gas, Water etc.), in order to gain access into properties and consequently steal items, often without occupants realising.

We would like to advise residents to be aware, and not to let anyone enter their property, unless they are expecting someone or are certain of who an individual is. Please always check ID of anyone you are letting enter your property, and if you are at all uncertain of an individual, do not let them in. Alternatively, you can contact the company they are claiming to be from, in order to check their identity, and if they are genuine. Please do not hand over any possessions or money to any individuals knocking on your property door.

Kind Regards,

PCSO Wynne
Sheldon Neighbourhood Team
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Katie Wynne (Police,Police Community Support Officer,Birmingham East, Sheldon)

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