Following a distraction burglary in the Iver area yesterday, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any related, suspicious activity.
Local residents, particularly the elderly, are asked to be wary of individuals knocking at their door; especially those purporting to be maintaining utilities, such as the water supply.
Door chains and spy-holes are a valuable means of increasing the safety of door-step exchanges. Genuine personnel should be readily prepared to present, and have you properly examine, appropriate identification. If any doubt remains, keep the door secured and call the police.
To give us information about earlier suspicious activity, dial 101. You can also provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
If an incident is in-progress or very recently happened, more urgent police attendance is needed and using 999 is appropriate.
James Ellis, the Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Ivers, explains, “Your local Neighbourhood team are increasing their patrols in the Iver area; to detect or deter any further offences. Thankfully, crimes of this type remain uncommon and we would not wish the Iver community to become overly alarmed by news of this nature. The Ivers are well-served by an active Neighbourhood Watch community: anyone who feels that they, or others, might wish to be involved in the scheme, or even start their own, can email us or call, for more information.”
The email for the Iver Neighbourhood team is IverStokePogesWexhamNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk