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Distraction Burglary on Beech Avenue

Alert message sent 22/05/2020 14:59:00

Information sent on behalf of Humberside Police


A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood




Dear Resident 
 
Humberside Police are investigating a distraction burglary at a house on Beech Avenue, Garden Village.
 
This occurred:  Thursday 21st May 2020 in the afternoon between 1245 and 1500 hours.
 
The offender entered the house by stating he was there to read their meters, once inside he went under the stairs, he then stole a purse when the occupant went into another room.
 
The male is described as being scruffy looking in normal clothing.
 
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the street around this time or if this male knocked on your door: please contact the police on 101:  quoting incident log 537 of 21/05/20.
 
Alternatively you could call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You don’t have to leave your name.
 
Please remember to keep your own property secure to reduce the opportunity for thieves. Whenever possible lock your doors and windows in unoccupied rooms even if you are in the house.
 
It is always advised that occupants check caller’s identification BEFORE letting strangers into their properties.
 
We also advise residents not to leave high value items on display as they may entice thieves.
 
Distraction Burglary Advice:
 
• If you have an unexpected knock on the door never open it to strangers, consider installing a door chain and always keep it on
 
• If unsure of the visitor’s identity always ask for their ID first and telephone the company they are purporting to be from, and use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided independently by your service provider
 
• Discuss any work you feel needs carrying out on your property with a relative or friend who can help you find a reputable trader
 
• Check whether traders are members of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme or the Government Trust Mark scheme
 
Don’t agree to any work or sign anything on the spot. Do not be pressured into having any work carried out
 
 
To assist us in identifying stolen property please consider property marking high value items. 

You are also advised to register property at www.immobilise.com which is a free on-line property register used by police forces nationwide to reunite stolen goods to their owners and bring those handling stolen goods to justice. All you have to do is register on-line and then upload your electrical items serial numbers. Also consider installing a mobile tracking device on you laptop. These laptop tracking programs are available in shops or for download on-line.
 
 
A GOOD website to look at is https://www.police.uk/ and especially the ‘Crime Map’ as this will give you information about individual crimes near you postcode.

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Regards 
 
PC 805 Darren Kirkwood
Drypool Community Beat Manager
Humberside Police
Preston Road Police Station
Hull
HU9 3TB
 
Emergency – 999
Non-Emergency - 101
 
Visit our Website for burglary prevention advice and register your property with Immobilise here.
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Message sent by
Darren Kirkwood (Police, PC, Hull East)

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