DISTRACTION BURGLARY

Alert message sent 07/01/2020 19:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Unfortunately, 07012020 at 1700 hrs, a resident from Norlands Lane reported a distraction burglary.  A male attended at the door and said he was from the Water Board  The Water Board no longer exist.  He is described as 6 ft, wearing jeans, dark top, cap and aged approximately 40 years of age.  No ID was shown.

REMEMBER - if someone knocks at your door, always examine and check their identification

CAUTION - never let anyone in your house unless they are someone you know and trust.  Seek advice from a family member, friend or neighbour. 

ID - always check ID.  If you are not happy or feel uncomfortable with someone being at your door, then do not let them into your home

NEVER RING THE TELEPHONE NUMBER ON THE ID CARD.  TELL THEM YOU ARE GOING TO CALL A FAMILY MEMBER OR NEIGHBOUR, BUT DO NOT LET THEM INTO YOUR HOUSE. ALTERNATIVELY, TELL THEM TO GO AWAY AND THAT YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED.

Please speak to your elderly neighbours or family members and let them know what has happened today.
Message sent by
Caroline Griffiths (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU Outer PCSO)

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