If in doubt!
Dated: 22 Jun 2012
‘If in doubt, keep them out!’ is the message from Northumbria Police this summer as the force tackles doorstep crime.
This is the second year of the campaign aimed at tackling distraction burglaries, bogus officials, high pressure doorstep selling, rogue traders and cold callers.
Detective Chief Inspector John Lingwood said: "These are crimes which invariably target the more vulnerable members of our communities, including the elderly.
"We hope our campaign will raise awareness of crime prevention, helping people to keep their property safe.
"And we are asking people to look out for their relatives, friends and neighbours, encouraging them to understand the importance of following simple crime prevention tips and looking out for any suspicious callers in their area."