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.
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.