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A distraction burglary is where the offender or offenders trick the occupant or distracts them, gains access to a property and carries out a burglary.

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Victim/Witness
My home has been burgled
Items have been stolen from the place you live after someone tricked their way in
Someone's home has been burgled
Items have been stolen from the home of a friend or family member after someone tricked their way in
Someone tried to trick their way into my home
You want to report someone suspicious trying to trick their way into your home
I want to know how to prevent distraction burglary
You want advice for a friend or family member to help protect them from this type of crime.
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened
Your situation
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time this has happened
I feel I've been targeted
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I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
I was injured or threatened with violence
The burglar used threats or violence during the incident
The person who did this
I think I know who did this
You have details of, or suspect you know who committed the crime
I don’t know who did this but I do have a description
You have a description of what the suspect or suspects look like
I don't have a name or description of the person, but I have other details
You do not have any description or names of those involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the person or people who have done this
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this
Evidence
There is video footage or photos
You may have clear CCTV, video or images of the incident or know where there are cameras which may cover the area
There is evidence which could identify the person responsible
There may be evidence such as bodily fluids, fingerprints, footprints or saliva
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect/s said something, left graffiti, wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation
Concerns
This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I want to remain anonymous
You do not want to provide your details
I do not want to go to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I feel embarrassed that I’ve been tricked
You feel embarrassed and this is stopping you from making a report
I'm worried it may happen again
You are worried that a distraction burglary may happen again
I don't want to upset genuine callers to my home
You are worried that asking someone for ID or to call back later may upset someone

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