A Humberside Police crime prevention officer gave a talk about rogue traders and distraction burglaries at a recent meeting of Pocklington Probus Club.
The meeting was held in the Freemasons’ Hall, Pocklington. The club’s chairman for 2015 / 2016, Graham Ball, welcomed the members and the speaker Tracey Rokar from Humberside Police.
He thanked Tony Petch for his work as the club’s almoner and also Julian Tremayne for taking over from Tony.
After conducting some club business Graham asked Julian to introduce Tracey.
Tracey opened her presentation on rogue traders and distraction burglaries by referring to her experience in the police force resulting in her present post of crime prevention officer. Earlier in her career she had been a victim of a distraction burglary, which had made her very well aware of how easy it can be for an offender to operate in this sphere. She showed two videos of possible instances, which clearly illustrated the ‘before and after’ technique of how simple it is to carry out such offences, and yet how equally simple it is to make it very difficult for an offender to carry out such an offence.