Community safety

Table Surfing and Unexpected Callers - August 2015

Table Surfing – a message from your Safer Neighbourhood Teams 

Residents need to be aware of recent personal thefts in the Village and Town Centre areas known as table surfing.

Whilst in Cafes, victims have been distracted by two females asking questions. Whilst chatting, a map or paper is placed over any mobile phones on the table. When females have left, the victim's mobile phone has disappeared with them. 

Please be aware…..keep valuables safe in a closed bag and never leave your mobile/laptops unattended on tables in public places.


Unexpected callers touting for work  

We are also warned to beware of strangers door knocking and suggesting work needs to be done on our premises or in our gardens.  These may well be ‘chancers’ whose claims are unfounded, and even if they are right, will not necessarily do a good job and are likely to overcharge.   Better to wait and if necessary, get a quote from a business or tradesperson known to you.

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