Police crime prevention advice for the week:
In some cases burglars and thieves have worn high vis clothing and work wear, giving the appearance that they are tradesmen conducting legitimate business.
Other times offenders have disguised themselves wearing name tags, uniforms and presenting fake identification posing as metre readers, council workers, charitable organisations or door-to-door sales people. Some offenders are brazen enough to even pose as emergency service workers, including police officers.
Always be wary and if you’re not sure ask for identification. Another option is to ask for a head office phone number and supervisor to call and check them out. All people on legitimate business will carry identification.
If you’re not sure or suspect something is not right, call police 111 immediately and make a note of descriptions and vehicle registrations.