Patrols stepped up after spate of distraction burglaries

Police have stepped up foot and vehicle patrols Credit: PA

Elderly and vulnerable people are being advised on how to spot distraction burglars.

North Wales Police are increasing the number of patrols to combat offenders after a series of distraction burglaries in Deeside.

Since we began these patrols there has been a significant reduction in this type of offence.

I would advise anyone dealing with cold callers not to let them into your house. If you have a spy hole in your door or a door chain, please use them.

Ask to see the caller’s identity card and check it carefully. Genuine callers won’t mind this. If in doubt, close your door.

– PC Mike Wilson, North Wales Police