From the De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhood Team:
A distraction burglary occurred in the Lockner Estate on Thursday at around 12.30 pm. A male suspect claiming to be a plumber pursuaded an elderly resident to allow him into their house to repair a leak. Once inside it is believed the suspect squirted water on the kitchen floor before pretending to work on the sink. He then stated he needed to leave speak to the neighbours before stealing property on the way out.
Please ensure that you not allow individuals purporting to be tradesmen, gas, council or waterboard officials into your property without seeing proper identification and making checks with the relevant company, particularly if you are not expecting a visit.
There were also thefts of mobile phones in the Downham Road area by people on scooters at the weekend. Please take care when using your phone in the street.