|Distraction Burglaries and Number Plate Thefts|
Safety advice from from the local police
Police are warning that elderly people are being targeted in the Acton Central ward by bogus callers - pretending to be workmen- who steal from the properties.
PS Mark Pullen says:
'Those responsible have attended houses on the pretence of 'carrying out work’ and once inside have stolen items - often cash and jewels.
LOCK: Keep you front and back doors locked even when home.
PS Pullen also reports that there have been several number plates stolen on the ward this month.
''This is not only inconvenient to the victim but stolen plates are often stolen to mask the true identity of a car which is then used in crime.''
Police can provide anti theft screws free of charge supplied by the council.
The screws are easy to fit replacing your existing ones. The anti theft screws are not suitable for those plates secured with tape.
30 June 2011