Distraction Burglars

Sussex Police have issued the following advice about distraction burglars. This comes at a time when there have been some examples recently of unsolicited callers in Pett offering various items for sale. A door sticker produced by the Police and Trading Standards stating that the household does not buy from unsolicited sellers at the door can be downloaded here

‘Not all burglars break into your home, some try to trick or con their way in.
Known as distraction burglars, or bogus callers, they will try to mislead you or distract your attention to get into your home and steal your money or valuables.
We have had a number of reports of distraction burglaries over the weekend.
Think twice especially if you have an unexpected caller.
If in doubt keep them out.’


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