Beware of who you let into your home


Beware of who you are opening your door to following a spate of distraction burglaries in the borough.

A distraction burglary is when someone gets into a property under false pretences, with the intention of committing theft. Recent incidents Brent have involved people knocking on residents' doors posing workers from the council, and then ransacking the home in question.

Visiting Brent Housing Partnership, council officers and our contractors will be able to show you their identification. They will also be happy to wait while you check their identity. Make sure you ask to see it before you allow them to your property. If they refuse or you are unhappy with what you are shown, please contact the Customer Response Team on 020 8937 2400.