Police warn residents of distraction burglaries
DISTRACTION BURGLARY ALERT: Attention everyone apparently distraction burglaries are being attempted or committed throughout the area. I have received reports from Northern Berks Regional Police and Kutztown Borough Police that within the last week at least 2 such crimes were attempted/ committed. One incident involved a male with a beard attempting to distract the homeowner by saying he needed to check the property lines of the property and one involved a male who distracted the home owner by saying he was from the water department and needed to check pipes in the basement while unidentified partners stole valuables from the residence.
Please do not let anyone you are not expecting into your home without proper identification.
If you go to the rear of your house or the basement lock the front door.
If you do engage with an unexpected person at your home it is recommended you keep your phone in your hand.
Please watch your neighbor’s property; if they are being led to the backyard and someone is going in the front door call police, if someone is parking in an unconventional manner or is otherwise obstructing their vehicle’s registration plate call police.