November update from Neighbourhood Watch
With the dark nights and Christmas fast approaching, residents are advised to ensure that everything is done to secure their property by checking that all windows and doors are totally secure before leaving the property for any length of time, or retiring at night.
Brentford Home Games and Litter
Possible attempted Distraction Robbery
When the resident came to the door, the female told the resident that earlier that day they had had their mobile telephone stolen from a school in Isleworth and by using the 'FIND MY PHONE' app, it was showing that the stolen mobile was located at this particular Hamilton Road address.
The female did all the talking, while the scruffy dressed male stood back and said nothing.
The female told the resident that they had reported the 'theft' to the police at BRENTFORD POLICE STATION. The resident immediately become suspicious and closed the front door. Because it was dark and the incident was over very quickly, the resident did not get a good description of the two youths.
Deception and distraction burglars target victims who are helpful and trusting as they are more inclined to believe what they hear.
For whatever reason do not allow anyone unknown who suddenly appear at your front door with an excuse that they should be allowed to enter. Watch and listen to them very carefully, try to get a good description, remember CASH, Colour, Age, Sex, Height plus clothing and then send them away. If you notice that they have arrived by vehicle, try to get the vehicle registration, dial 101 and advise the police. A police patrol vehicle will be sent to the area to investigate very quickly.
November 27, 2014