Police in Northamptonshire are urging people to take extra care with their home security and reminding them never to open their door to any callers they are not expecting.
The advice comes following a number of burglaries and robberies at the homes of elderly people across the county, where force or distraction techniques have been used to break in and steal property.
More than 50 robberies and distraction burglaries involving victims aged 65 and over have been reported since 1 January this year.
While the majority of these have happened in the Northampton area, incidents have also been reported in other parts of the county, including Kettering and Wellingborough.
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