FEB 01] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
How To Shut Out The Preying Crooks
in Coventry are to take to the streets in an effort to target
the problem of bogus callers preying on vulnerable people in the
West Midlands Police Crime Prevention Caravan will be parked in
Far Gosford Street in the city centre for shoppers and
passers-by to pick up crime prevention advice on 5 March.
are hoping to particularly speak to more vulnerable people in
the area, such as the elderly, who often become targets for
unscrupulous callers at the door.
will be able to give on-the-spot crime prevention advice on how
people can make themselves safer in their homes and while out
shopping or walking.
initiative follows a number of distraction burglaries in the
area, where elderly people have been conned into letting people
into their homes and then have property stolen from them.
well as leaflets and information, visitors to the caravan can
also take away free property marking pens, to help identify
their valuables should they ever be stolen.
Trevor Irwin, Vulnerable Persons Officer at Chace Avenue police
caravan will be parked from 8.30am-3pm in Far Gosford Street
and will also have representatives from Victim Support, Age
Concern and Trading Standards visiting for people to ask
hope people will be able to stop by and meet us and get some
advice in fighting crime while they are out in the city
more information contact PC Trevor Irwin or Peter Sturgeon,
Community Partnership Officer on 024 7653 9002.