EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department wants you to be able to answer the following question - What is a distraction burglary?

Burglars are always finding new tricks and methods when it comes to burglarizing a home, says a report issued by the EBPD.  One of the newest and trendiest is the “distraction” burglary. In other words, this is a con game. The most common method of distraction burglary happens when a “visitor” comes to someone's home, tells a lie to swindle their way in, or creates a ruse to distract the victim so an accomplice can slip in and commit a burglary.

Those most vulnerable to this type of crime are the elderly, wh can be distracted by fake workmen, salespeople, or other visitors.

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View the attached “Street Smart” Newsletter and click on the link below for additional information and tips to  be aware and proactive so that nobody falls victim to a distraction burglary.