January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017
Posted on 01/19/2017

Alert

**Distraction Burglaries and Solicitations**

We have received reports of suspected attempts at distraction burglaries over the past 24 hours in Pinebrook, Fairwinds and Golfview Developments. Distraction burglars work by drawing a resident to a front door for an extended conversation while an accomplice enters the residence and steals valuables. They usually offer a service such as carpet cleaning, home repair or driveway sealing.

Hampden Township requires ALL solicitors to obtain a permit which involves a background check. Please request to see a Soliticitors Permit at the beginning of any contact/conversation with a solicitor. If they don't have one, please contact the police by dialing 911.

Please do not wait hours or days before reporting the suspicious activity as our greatest chance of catching these groups is when they are immediately reported

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