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Distraction Burglaries in Hillingdon Borough

Distraction Burglaries in Hillingdon Borough
There has recently been a number of distraction burglary offences across West London, including Hillingdon. 
Generally one, or sometimes two, white males in their 20’s or 30’s who are casually dressed have used a number of deceptions to trick their way into people homes so that they can steal. 
They have frequently claimed to be builders and knocked at addresses close to properties which are undergoing legitimate building work and claimed to be working at the neighbours address.
They have also claimed to be plumbers or from the water board investigating a leaking pipe.
The Police strongly advise people not to let strangers into their homes.  If you are not happy with a person who is asking to be let into your home, please speak to a family member or friendly neighbour before letting anyone into your home, even if they appear friendly.  Police would always prefer to attend a false alarm than a burglary.
If you have been involved in any similar incident recently that you haven’t reported to police, please contact DC Nick Deakin from West Area Police on 07741 703004 or email - but always dial 999 if the suspects are likely to be close by and you require immediate assistance.
All crime should be reported please if the Police are have the best chance of spotting trends – you can do this easily online from the OWL APP (downloadable FREE from the Play Store or Apple Store), or from your PC here Report a Crime or you can call 101. 
Remember to mention if you have CCTV of the incident, and make sure that you download it if you can, so that it doesn’t get overwritten.
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