Be on guard against distraction thieves, Warminster police warn

This Is Wiltshire: Inspector Alan Webb Inspector Alan Webb

Police are asking for vigilance after a spate of distraction burglaries, where an offender tries to dupe or trick their way into a property, in Warminster.

Insp Alan Webb said: “Offenders often prey on the vulnerable. People should protect themselves from being taken advantage of by callers at the door.”

He said people should keep their doors locked, not to open them to unknown callers, check their identity and report suspicious activity.

If anyone has concerns about someone trying to get access to their home they should call 999 immediately.

For safety advice call 101.

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