Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Distraction Burglary linked to COVID-19

 In these odd times the criminal mind has seen a opportunity to cash in. Basically, people are impersonating Police Officers, Welfare workers etc., in order to gain entry to people homes and steal items. Some allege to offer free Covid 19 tests ??  

This, put simply, is distraction burglary.  This crime trend has not occurred in our area, but I wanted to make you all aware. As usual these people are targetting the elderly, as this generation tends to be the most trusting.  

So if you should have family members of a certain age, or you are retired yourself, please keep this in mind.

Jonathan Hall (Police, PCSO, Cambridgeshire)