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Mar 20

How to Detect and not Fall for Distraction Burglaries

Posted to This blog is part of the City's Let's Talk Public Safety Program on March 20, 2019 at 12:49 PM by Deputy Aaron Scheller

A burglary of your home is bad enough, but what if your home when it occurs and you don’t even know it’s happening. No, I’m not talking about overpaying for cable services, which is a crime in itself. I’m referring to a trend that appears to be making a comeback - distraction burglaries. This type of crime occurs when an individual distracts a homeowner under a false pretense while someone goes inside the home to steal valuables.

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