Dear Residents, Please see details below of a believed scam which has come to the notice of the Canons Team, please be very cautious of any similar offers of valuations should you receive them.
Belmont Safer Neighbourhoods Team The Lodge, Donnefield Ave HA8 6RH Tel: 0208 721 2992
Police are warning members of the public in the Harrow area over the circulation of a leaflet which is being posted though letter boxes.
The leaflet advertises services where a business will value and purchase antiques without charging for the valuations.
The company's name on the leaflet is Burlington Galleries, 6 The Heights, Dyke Road Avenue, Westdene, Brighton BN1 5JX.Police believe this to be a cover for a scam preying on elderly victims whereby the perpetrators con their way into vulnerable resident's homes and steal high value goods, antiques and jewellery.
The advice from your local team is to avoid this company or any individuals connected with it at all costs and do not believe any information received about them. We believe this to be connected to a scam last year in which an 88 year old lady had valuable jewellery stolen after inviting someone in to her house to value her belongings.
If you have any information relating to this or any other issue you may wish to discuss please approach one of us and speak freely.
Alternatively you can contact Canons SNT on 020 8721 2955 or e-mail the team at Canons.snt @met.police.uk or call 0300 123 1212.
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