Distraction burglary

Between 12:25 and 13:25 on Friday 16th of September, there was a distraction burglary to a property in Dukes Road. A householder answered the door to a man dressed in orange overalls.

He claimed to be working close by and had seen a problem with the roof. He took the householder out and showed them the roof, he then came back into the property to talk to the husband. Both times the front door was left insecure. They agreed to have the work done and paid him about 15 minutes later when he said it was complete.


Garden, Allotment and Outbuilding Security

Your Garden

  • For better all-round visibility, keep plants and shrubbery at the front of the house well trimmed and no higher than three feet.
  • The more sturdy your walls, fences and gates, the easier they are to climb. Attach a weak trellis on top of walls and fences or install ornamental wrought iron gates, which can pose a challenge to all but the most determined intruders. Carefully store items such as ladders and bins so they can’t be used as climbing aids.

Home Security

Your home is your refuge and as such the importance of protecting your home against unwanted visitors cannot be overstated. Read through the advice we give here to see if you can improve your safety at home:


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