Be aware: trend in local burglaries

Local police have identified an emerging trend developing in Geraldton relating to burglary offences.

Police identified that offenders are knocking on front doors of residential premises under the pretence of returning copies of the local newspapers that they have found in the front yard or driveway.

It seems the intention is to distract the occupants whilst co-offenders are going to the rear of the premises, entering through open doors and stealing items.

Other identified methods of a similar nature are that offenders may attend the front door and ask for directions or request a drink of water – again with the intention of distracting the occupants and stealing property.

Police are requesting that if members of the public are subject to persons attending addresses for these or seemingly unrelated issues to immediately contact police.