Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Warning after cold caller incident

Police are urging residents in Chipping Sodbury not to let bogus callers into their homes (Story from Avon and Somerset Constabulary website).

It follows two incidents in Woodlands Close on October 2 when two men claiming they were from the "water board" called on properties in the area.

On one occasion a resident was asked to run a water tap but discovered that a bedroom may have been entered although nothing was taken.

Another resident in the same street was told to check her taps as a water pipe had been damaged in a nearby road. The resident became suspicious and the men left. Nothing was stolen.

Police are urging residents to turn away any unexpected visitors and not let anyone into their home unless they are genuine callers. They should follow the doorstep code at all times.

The incidents come a week after Avon and Somerset Constabulary launched a campaign to raise awareness about the threat of distraction burglars.

For more information visit www.dantheburglar.org

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