Be aware of distraction burglary


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Elderly residents in the West Midlands are collectively being conned out of a fortune by cruel conmen who trick their way inside homes – we are urging everyone to play their part in protecting the region’s pensioners.

Latest crime figures recorded by us show that 324 residents – mainly older, vulnerable people – have been duped in the last 12 months by distraction burglars posing as officials, workmen and even police officers.

We are urging everyone to be alert to the threat and help spread the word to be wary of dodgy doorstep callers.

If in doubt keep them out and call the police on 999. 101 is to be called in non-emergencies.


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