The music-hall image of a man in a mask and striped jumper creeping around in the dark is a far cry from today’s burglar.
The modern day intruder is more likely to arrive in broad daylight and talk his way into your home by claiming he is from the Water Board or another utility company.
Before letting anyone into your home, we recommend you follow STOP, CHAIN, CHECK.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously contact the police on 999.
You can identify Portsmouth Water staff by their:
If you are unsure please call us on 023 9247 7999.