Be vigilant!

Amid a report circulating on social media that armed men impersonated National Housing Corporation (NHC) workers and forced their way into a family’s home, police are warning residents not to allow strangers into their homes without first asking them to provide identification.

While he said he was not aware of the incident that made the rounds during the day, police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch acknowledged that from time to time, people with less than good intentions have used fabricated excuses to get into the homes of unsuspecting individuals.

“Therefore, we are advising persons to ask for identification to verify who the persons are. If they have not reported a fault at their homes and persons turn up representing a utility company or entity, they should ask for a telephone where they can call the company to verify the person is who they said they are,” he told Barbados TODAY

“If they are in doubt, they should call the police emergency number at 211. Persons should not only circulate this information on social media, but also make the police aware of these occurrences,” Welch further advised.

6 Responses to Be vigilant!

  1. Alex Alleyne March 31, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Hi tech, these guys watch too much TV . Crime in BDS on the move . Not good at all . Just now it will be a call to install cameras at all NHC buildings at TAX payers expense .

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  2. Patrick March 31, 2015 at 8:26 am

    How long did the police take to arrive on the scene?

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  3. kathy-Ann Clarke March 31, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Anything to get money, its a evil place out there. I always advise my family to do not open doors for strangers. Look out side first, if the person can not state their business, send them packing. People too wicked tho !!

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  4. A. Greene March 31, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Mr Welch needs to be more careful with his words. “Persons should not only circulate this information on social media, but also make the police aware of these occurrences” suggests to me that the victims did not call the police when in fact, the police were called when the intruders were still in the house. No one was updating their facebook status in real time. Yet it was the facebook status that made the public aware before the information even got to the police public relations officer. It’s a good thing the victims had the presence of mind to use both mediums.

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  5. Gail March 31, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I aint want to see anything cause my door staying locked

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  6. Tony Waterman March 31, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    @Police Public Relations Officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch!!!!!!
    QUOTE:-“Therefore, we are advising persons to ask for identification to verify who the persons are. If they have not reported a fault at their homes and persons turn up representing a utility company or entity, they should ask for a telephone where they can call the company to verify the person is who they said they are,” END QUOTE:
    Sir!!! you might have good intentions by telling that to people, but in doing so i am going to assume that you are of the opinion that the Perpetrator(s) are stupid, of course you can ask for a Phone and or a Phone Number, and the Person answering your call to the given Number, will be the Perps accomplice, sitting in the Getaway Vehicle around the Corner. also Fake identification Today, Looks better that the Real McCoy.
    The best advice is not to even open your door to speak to them, and when they have left, call the appropriate Utility Company or Government Dept.and acording to the answer given, you can then notify the Police, and ALWAYS try to get a licence plate Number, and if possible a vehicle type and Colour.
    If a Gun or a Cutlass is in your face, getting Identification or a Phone and Phone Number is not applicable then.

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