From Newark Police
Distraction burglaries are can be more prevalent during the busy holiday season. These types of burglaries use a ruse or scam to be invited into your home then the crime occurs. This type of crime is mostly targeted at seniors.
Remember, don’t allow strangers into your home, especially if you didn't schedule or request any type of service such as utilities, tree trimming, and home inspectors. Be aware of those whom are inquiring about the neighborhood and the whereabouts of your neighbors. Questions such as, “Are they at work?” “On vacation?” or similar questions should make one guarded.
Report suspicious activity to the Newark Police Department and attempt to obtain as much information regarding the incident like the subject’s description, vehicle make/model, license plate and the direction they left. Observant neighbors are essential in keeping neighborhoods safe and deterring crime. Please get to know your neighbors and share safety information.
Any person with information about any crime that takes place in Newark can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.
Follow the Newark Police Department at nixle.com.