Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Distraction burglaries

We would like to take the opportunity to remind people that at this time of year it is customary to see a rise in the number of reported distraction burglaries.  Rogue trader incidents decrease due to the darker days and colder weather, but these criminals then commit distraction burglaries taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes.  

Bath & North East Somerset has experienced very low levels of distraction burglary over the last couple of years, but neighbouring areas have recently had some crimes of this type.   'Water' related excuses are still the most common way to gain entry into people's homes.

Please be extra vigilant on behalf of elderly/vulnerable neighbours and do not hesitate to call the Police if you are suspicious of any door to door callers.