Remain alert plea

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Police are advising residents to be alert after reports of a number of distraction-type burglaries.

The latest one took place in Fairfield on November 7, when an 81-year-old woman discovered three men in the hallway of her Knowles Crescent home at around 8.20pm.

The men said they were policemen, but the woman challenged them and they left empty-handed. They are described as white, in their early 20s and wearing dark or khaki coloured jackets.

Police are reminding residents only to open the door to callers that they know or are expecting