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Advice issued following reports of distraction burglaries in the area

Alert message sent 27/07/2022 12:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is issuing advice to residents following reports of suspicious activity in the area.  

Most people who call at your home will be genuine but some may turn up unannounced, with the intention of tricking their way into your home. If someone calls at your door:

- Before you answer, stop and think if you are expecting anyone. Remember you do not have to answer the door to anyone. 

- Even if they have a pre-arranged appointment, take time unnecessary work. You should never agree to have work to check their identity card carefully

- If you suspect a caller is bogus, you should report it online or by calling 101. If they persist, or become threatening, dial 999

Being burgled is a traumatic experience. It’s not just the financial cost of replacing stolen items, but also the emotional impact of feeling violated after a burglar has been in your home.
You can also reduce the risk of burglary by looking at your home security through the eyes of a burglar. Think about how you would break in if you locked yourself out. You may be surprised at how easy it would be.

Our home security guide is linked here for you – Home security guide

In addition, please read our residential burglary page crime prevention page on our website -

Message sent by
Rachel Ward (Police, Corporate Communications, Thames Valley)

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