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Distraction Burglary Warning

9th April 2008 @ 2:02pm – by Audlem Webteam
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PC Ken Maple writes: "Over the last week there has been a spate of distraction burglaries within

the Crewe and Nantwich area. An attempt was made yesterday in the

Lightwood Green area and so I wanted to spread the word in order to make

vulnerable people aware.

"Typically a team will target the home of an elderley person, with one

member calling at the front door and engaging the occupant in conversation

whilst a second member goes around the back and gains entry. The story

given at the front door can vary. In Nantwich the caller at the front door

pretended that he was fitting a washing machine next door and he asked the

occupant to check the water supply. Whilst she was doing this another man

entered the property and searched through the entire house.

"If you have an elderley relative then please make them aware, without

unduly alarming them, of the additional risk at this time.

"A Home Office leaflet giving advice about bogus callers can be downloaded

from the following link:- (The website link that was here no longer works)

"If you have any concerns then please contact me, either by e-mail"> or by leaving a message for me on the

Nantwich voicemail system 0845 458 6378"

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