Bogus caller alert

South Cave: Burglar distracted elderly man

19 Dec 2017

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At 4pm on 8 December on West End in South Cave a 94 year-old man opened his door to a man saying he was from the Gas Board.  The intruder then pushed passed the elderly man and went into the house, looking into all the rooms.  Although nothing is believed to have been stolen it has shaken the victim.

We are appealing for help to locate the bogus caller who left the area in a white Vauxhall Corsa.

If you have information to help us with our enquiries please call us on 101 quoting log 325 08/12/17.

We would like to warn people about the risk of opening the door to anyone they don’t know.

Elderly people and vulnerable individuals are often the main targets of such criminals.

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.

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