Duffield distraction burglary warning

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THE fight against distraction burglars and cold callers has arrived in Duffield.

Safer Neighbourhood officers have been visiting houses to raise awareness of methods used by distraction burglars and to promote home security.

The initiative, entitled ‘Cold Sellers Awareness Campaign’, is being run in conjunction with Amber Valley Housing and Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership. The Partnership has been going to homes to fit door chains.

Pc Dave Baggott and PCSO Paula Martin have visited elderly residents to provide them with advice, together with a cold sellers awareness pack.

The officers have also visited luncheon clubs, coffee mornings and the Duffield Friendship Group to ensure that residents are aware of the methods used by cold sellers and distraction burglars.

PCSO Martin said: “This initiative has been received very well by residents. They are now aware of the methods used by cold sellers and know to report anything suspicious to police.”

For further information on cold sellers ring 0345 123 3333 or email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk, or visit www.derbyshire.police.uk.