Distraction Burglary Warning

Distraction burglary warning after pensioners targeted in water board scam:

We are reminding people to be vigilant and look out for elderly family members and neighbours following a distraction burglary being reported to Police on 3 August 2022 at 09.00hrs Wallows Road, Brierley Hill.

Two fraudsters pretending to be from the water board have stated that they were attending to a leak within the road and have been allowed access into the victim’s property and have stolen cash and items.

As we do all we can to find the people responsible we ask you to look out for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours and remind them of the dangers of bogus callers.

It’s worth remembering that the water board does not exist anymore. If anyone receives a knock on the door from people claiming to be from the police, council, a utility company or any other organisation always ask to see identification.

If anyone sees anything suspicious or have been visited by doorstep callers who they do not believe to be genuine, they should contact us as they may have important information. In an emergency please dial 999.

Distraction burglary is a terrible crime. We understand the trauma it causes. It’s an invasion of your privacy in the place you should feel safest.

For more information on how to keep your home secure or for support an advice if you or some you know has been affected by this crime search burglary on our website:http://www.west-midlands.police.uk 

Please do not report crime or incidents on this system, our non emergency number is 101 or you can use our web chat at  http://west-midlands.police.uk/contact/live-chat

For all emergencies please call 999