East Area police have urged residents to be extra vigilant as the festive period begins. With Black Friday today and Cyber Monday next week, police are keen for people to be even more mindful of any possible scams.
Detective Inspector Hampton of the Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team told the Havering Daily: “As we approach Christmas, burglars realise that this is a time of year when many people will have an increased number of high value goods within their properties. Events such as the upcoming ‘Black Friday Sales’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ can be a trigger for a spike in offences as Burglars look to target our newly made purchases.
“Please be mindful of the security measures you have in place at your premises and report any suspicious behaviour to Police and any online scams and activities.”
Any online scams can be reported via the Action Fraud line via https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
If you have any information about anyone committing offences you can contact police (emergency 999 or non-emergency 101), or contact Crimestoppers anon with information on 0800 555 111.