Residents warned to remain vigilant following reports of bogus callers

Alert message sent 23/05/2017 15:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Ellesmere Port officers are warning elderly residents to remain vigilant following reports of bogus callers.

Over the past few days officers have received multiple reports from residents in the Rivacre area who have been visited by a man offering to professionally wash their driveways and patios for an agreed price.

On one occasion the resident accepted the offer. However, the man did not complete the agreed work and then became aggressive towards the victim, a vulnerable elderly woman, demanding that she paid him more money.

PC Lucy Hawkins from Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit said: “The suspect is described as being a white man with an Irish accent driving a white transit van. On each occasion the man has specifically targeted vulnerable elderly residents. 

“I urge anyone with any information into either of these incidents to contact Cheshire Police on 101. I’d also like to appeal to the local community to look out for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours to help reduce the likelihood of someone else becoming a victim.”

Anyone with information regarding the incidents should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 0717158262. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Message sent by
Lisa Cooper (Police, Police Staff, Cheshire)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
 

© 2017 Cheshire West and Chester. All rights reserved.