During this challenging period, it is heartening to hear lots of stories of kindness from friends and neighbours caring for one another. This is where many Neighbourhood Watches have excelled in looking after the elderly and vulnerable members of their community – or simply offer to help everyone. This includes phone calls to ensure people are ok, assistance with appointments and the collection of groceries and medications.
We must however remain vigilant and rely upon those we know and trust. The police have informed us today of a couple of incidents where callers have arrived on doorways offering to do shopping, claiming to be good Samaritans and have taken money and a shopping list but never returned.
We are sure that having read our previous messages, you are well aware that unfortunately there are some people who will always take advantage of any crisis to steal from those in need. Please do not fall foul to this and only rely upon people you know or trust to help you.
Please pass this message on to anyone you think maybe unaware of these threats.