|Monday, March 3, 2014|
Be wary of fake 'crime prevention officers'
Police are asking residents to be wary of telephone callers or doorstep callers who say they are ‘crime prevention officers’ wanting to visit their homes and provide them with advice. This follows information we received from a local female resident, who took such a telephone call, and reported it to us on Friday, 28 February. The caller said they would be visiting her on the following day - Saturday, 1 March.
The caller suggested that they would be visiting residents in Brambledown Road, Wallington and Boundary Road, Wallington. The resident told us that she found this approach to be ‘strange’ and wanted us to be aware.
At 11:27hrs this morning (Monday, 3 March) we received another call - this time from a female resident in Grosvenor Avenue, Carshalton saying she had just received a telephone call offering crime prevention advice.
If you receive a telephone call like this please report it to Sutton Police station on 101. If you have a caller at your door offering crime prevention advice, don’t let them in, shut the door and call police on 999. We would rather come out to check that everything is OK, than to find that someone has become a victim of crime.
If you want crime prevention advice, please contact us. We are happy to come along and help you. You can get your local team's number by calling Sutton Police station on 101 or visiting: www.met.police.uk/sutton and click on the link for Safer Neighbourhoods.
We would like to thank the residents for making us aware of these calls and these doorsteps visits.