Avoid being a victim of doorstep crime

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POLICE are urging people to be vigilant after distraction burglaries this month.

The first took place in Wellingborough on March 7 and the second happened in Kettering on March 23.

During the incidents an offender entered insecure doors stating that they were a builder, working in the street, or pretending to be from the police.

Three others took place in Northampton on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week.

A police spokesman said: “Northamptonshire Police is committed to preventing and deterring doorstep crime.

“Our Doorstep crime Action Network brings together the police, trading standards, members of the public and a variety of public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations to help tackle doorstep crime in our county.

“We are asking anyone who has contact with an elderly or vulnerable person to pass on the gentle crime prevention reminders to help prevent them from becoming a victim of doorstep crime.”

If you have any suspicions or concerns call the doorstep crime hotline on 0345 2307702 or see www.northants.police.uk/lookout for advice.