Po­lice warn res­i­dents of dis­trac­tion bur­glar­ies

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS - From Fleet­wood Bor­ough Po­lice Face­book Page

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.

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