Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Tuesday 22 March 2011.

An attempted distraction burglary has been reported on Waterperry Road, Worminghall shortly after 10:30am this morning (22 March).  A male called at the address of an elderly female, claiming that he was from social services.  He told the occupant that she was owed £60 and producing 2 x £50 notes asked her if she had any cash in the house to change the notes.  The resident told the offender that she did not, at which point he left the property.
The male is described as white, middle aged with short grey hair.  He was wearing grey trousers and a grey top and is described as having bad teeth, with the bottom set being black.  He left the property on foot and no vehicle was seen at that time.
Anyone that might have witnessed this male, or seen any suspicious vehicles in the area this morning is urged to contact the Police on 0845 8 505 505.

It is also worth reminding friends, relatives and neighbours, particularly elderly or vulnerable people how to deal with unexpected callers.  Do not allow entry to anyone that turns up unannounced, unless you have seen Identification and you are able to verify that this ID is genuine, by calling the company that they claim to be working for.  If any doubt remains, DO NOT LET THEM IN, but call the Police immediately.
Make sure a door chain is being used if one is fitted and if you know of anyone elderly or vulnerable, make sure they have contact details of someone local that can pop around and help them check out any callers.
Genuine callers will usually make an appointment first, will ALWAYS have identification on them and will be happy to wait outside whilst this is checked.
Further information and advice on bogus callers and preventing distraction burglary can be found on our website or by call the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.