Neighbourhood Watch News Article
Published: 7th March 2011
Within the last few days companies have been putting leaflets through doors in the Tring and Berkhamsted areas stating that they are collecting clothing for charities. Some companies using this method of advertising are not connected to charities.
Police advice is to check the authenticity of the company before giving clothing to them. (Searching the internet usually provides valuable information) If in doubt take clothing to local charity shops.
Residents in Dacorum have also reported people knocking on residents doors offering household goods for sale and stating that they are working either with the Probation Service or with Police authority.
This is not true. Police advice is to ’never’ deal with cold callers.
There have recently been an increasing number of overnight burglaries at households in the Hemel Hempstead area. The offenders force entry through UPVC front or rear doors. Please advise Watch members to double lock doors at night and when leaving the house.(Lift the handle and turn the key in most systems. This activates the multi-locking mechanism.)
When UPVC doors are ’not’ double locked they are often quite simple to force open quietly!
Author: Neighbourhood Watch
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