A simple knock on the door could lead to a violent robbery. A new trend in home break-ins shows some criminals are posing as utility workers or delivery drivers to break into residences. Their goal is tricking unsuspecting people into opening their doors and therefore gaining easy access into homes.
To avoid becoming a victim, there are a few safety precautions you should take:
- Never open the door immediately: talk through the door
- Always ask for identification, before opening the door
- Look for a utility truck nearby
- When in doubt, call the police immediately