Distraction burglaries increasing in Dudley

By Jordan Reynolds | Brierley Hill | Crime | Published:

Distraction burglaries are increasing in a Dudley town.

Brierley Hill neighbourhood police team are currently investigating a number of distraction burglaries where the elderly are often the target.

There has been a rise of recorded distraction burglary incidents in the Dudley borough recently, according to police.

A spokesman said: "We are asking our communities to be vigilant at this time and to keep a look out for family, friends and neighbours.

"Distraction burglars will often dress as officials to gain trust in to somebody's home or will often ask for money for a taxi to visit a family member in hospital or other.

"If this is the case and you don't know the caller, always ask to see their identification.

"Please ensure all doors, windows are secure and not to let strangers in to the property."

Call 999 in an emergency. Call 101 or live web chat in a non emergency. If you want to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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