Distraction Robbery Warning


Police are warning people to be aware to the possibility of a
distraction robbery. 7 incidents of this kind have been reported recently in Luton/Dunstable/Houghton Regis area.

Bedfordshire Police is also reminding residents not to allow unexpected visitors into their homes and follow these tips:

1.
Shut and lock the back door before you open the front – these offenders often work in pairs. 
2.
All police officers, immigration officials and utility staff carry ID cards. Make them show the card, and then use the number in the phone book to call the relevant company and check that they are a genuine member of staff. Make sure they wait outside while you do this. 
3.
Always stay with the caller while they are in your home. You should be suspicious if they want to look round on their own. 
4.
Never show anyone where you keep valuables. Do not keep large amounts of money in the house – even if you think it is well hidden. 
5.
If you are at all suspicious of the caller, DO NOT LET THEM IN. Lock the door and call the police.  

Comments

Recently Popular

A New Secondary School For Houghton Regis

Lidl Plans For 1.2million sq ft Regional Distribution Centre

Act With Caution If You Ever Receive A Suspicious Email

Give blood during the Easter holidays

Council Leader's Guide to Spotting Covid-secure Venues

Ashberry Homes New Showhome Open At Bidwell

New TV Documentary to Feature Whipsnade Zoo

More Popular Stories

Lidl Plans For 1.2million sq ft Regional Distribution Centre

Angry Resident Wants Peace Back as Chalk Pit Tourism Takes Off

L&D Hospital Mani Car Park Closes From 13 July - Bigger Car Park To Be Built

Consultation on New Secondary School in Houghton Regis

Bidwell Heights - Go Ahead for New Build Despite Crime Concerns

Houghton Regis Academy Closure - Public Meeting 10 March

A New Secondary School For Houghton Regis

Plans For 66 bed care Home, Nursery & Shops at Lower Thorn Village

Police Appeal After Man Robbed in Houghton Regis

Amazon Prime Scam Has Cost Victims More Than £1m

Houghton Regis local news, events, council news, going on in Houghton Regis and nearby villages, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter

 HRND

Houghton Regis News Desk

Contact HRND
HRND on Facebook
Facebook Archive
HR Clubs & Societies
Construction
Fix My Street
Story Index
HRND Pinterest
HRND on Twitter
Other Group Sites
Luton News Desk
Dunstable News Desk
Editors Blog
More Group Links