ELDERLY Rhosddu residents are more clued up on home security thanks to an advisory visit from their community bobby.
Pensioners on Caia Road were given tips and information packs on ways to feel more secure in their home after a spate of bogus callers and distraction burglaries in Wrexham caused concern.
Community beat managers, PCs Dave Evans and Mike Wilson are targeting residential areas of Rhosddu, Garden Village and Smithfield.
The officers said the visits have received a positive response and residents feel much happier knowing their welfare is a priority with the police.
Residents in the warden-managed Caia Road sheltered accommodation discussed their security concerns with the two officers who will now work to resolve any issues on their behalf.
PC Wilson said: 'A lot of people are already taking safety precautions and most are just happy to see us.
'We are making sure we speak to as many people as possible but if some residents haven't received a pack we are more than happy to pop round.
'It's a good initiative for community beat managers because we have the chance to go out and meet residents on foot.
'If the scheme is successful we will expand it beyond these areas.
'Our safety advice to residents is stop before you go to open, check that all other doors are locked, and then ask who the caller is. Remember to put the keep the chain on the door when opening and check the true identity of the caller.'
Residents who would like to discuss their home security with their community beat manager should contact Wrexham Police Station and ask for either PC Evans or PC Wilson.