Bogus Callers

An elderly resident of Thorngumbald was burgled on the 10th of October.

Two men arrived at his home on Martin’s Road, Thorngumbald, claiming that his roof needed repairing.

The occupant let the men into his home to discuss the repairs and the men went on their way.

Only after the men had left did the gentleman discover a large amount of cash had gone.

The incident happened at around 12:30pm on the 10th of October on Martin’s Street, Thorngumbald.

The two men were driving a white van with “Care and Repair” printed on the side.

Police are asking for anyone with any information to please contact 101 and quote log 221 of 10/10/17.

More Information about Bogus Callers

Humberside Police also shared the following statement regarding the incident and other similar incidents:

Elderly people and vulnerable individuals are often the main targets of such criminals. People dressed as officials try and con their way in to people’s houses, then distract them while stealing money and valuables.  These individuals often wear convincing uniforms and impersonate gas workers, water board officials and kitchen fitters amongst others.

When you have people call at your home always ask for identification, and if you’re unsure don’t let people into your house. If they’re genuine officials, they’ll come back at a later date.

If you suspect there may be such criminals knocking on doors where you live, please report it to us on the non-emergency number of 101.

For more crime prevention advice please follow this link [PROTECT YOUR HOME]