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£15,000 worth of burglar alarms stolen by Sale man
POLICE are warning homeowners to beware of burglar alarm panels offered to them in suspicious circumstances.
The warning comes after a man from Sale managed to get a consignment of panels worth £15,000 delivered to his own home and officers believe they will now be offered at knock-down prices across Greater Manchester.
Posing as a legitimate customer, the offender placed an order for 400 burglar alarms with Manchester-based Honeywell systems on July 27.
He then arranged for the consignment to be delivered to a warehouse in Manchester but no-one there had any knowledge of the order when it got there.
A courier then arrived, who took a call from the offender who told him to take the alarms to his Sale home.
He then met the courier at the address, took the panels, which are make and model Accenta 8SP399A with mini-gen LCD keypad, and left.
Det Con Lee Attenborough, of Stretford, CID said: "Security is extremely important to all homeowner so it is imperative that you do not attempt to cut corners.
"These alarms will not be professionally fitted and will not come with a warranty so, in essence, they will offer very little long-term security.
"If you are offered one of these alarms in suspicious circumstances then please don't hesitate to get in touch."
Call Stretford CID on 0161 856 7671 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.